Apple Cider vodka Cocktail

vodka and apple cider recipe

For me, there’s something synonymous about fall and apple cider.  It reminds me of childhood apple picking days in New York with my family, and then coming home and drinking all of the amazing cider that we bought while at the apple orchid.  I like apples, sure, but apple cider is where it’s AT guys.  While home visiting my family for Christmas a few years ago, I found myself up late watching TV while everyone else was asleep…I’ve always been a night owl, so it’s not really any big surprise.  My dad ran out of wine that night and I was craving a cocktail as I watched old episodes of Law & Order: SVU, as we do.  After checking my dad’s fridge, where he keeps ALL wine (both white AND red- don’t ask), I realized he was out and my options were: water, orange juice and, wait for it, apple cider.  Instinctively I went for the OJ because lord knows I loved me a good Screwdriver in college, but then a light went off in my head about the cider.  I mean, if vodka works well with orange juice, why not fancy apple juice?  The verdict: DELICIOUS.

Apple Cider Vodka Cocktail

  • 1 shot of vodka
  • 1-2 ice cubes
  • Apple cider
  • Cinnamon Stick and/or apple slice for garnish

1.  Put ice cubes into 8 ounce glass, and add shot of vodka

2.  Fill the glass up with apple cider

3.  Stir the drink with the cinnamon stick and add apple slice, if desired


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Cocktail Alert: Azoteas Verdes Margarita


This cocktail is, in one word, delicious.  Guys…it has KALE in it, and you know I’m obsessed.  Try this out and tweet me what you think!  You can follow me @ItsJamieStone.


  • 2 parts Milagro Reposado Tequila
  • 1 part Fresh Lime Juice
  • 0.75 parts Agave Nectar
  • 2 strips of green Bell Peppers
  • 1 D’Avignon Radish
  • 1/5 Kale Leaf

Combine the pepper, radish and kale leaf in the mixing glass of a Boston shaker and muddle. Add remaining ingredients and ice and shake vigorously. Strain over fresh ice into a rocks glass and garnish with a kale leaf and lime wheel.

Cocktail Alert: Standard Watermelon Martini

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Watermelon is just the fruit of summer, and you know it.  I recently tested out this delicious watermelon martini recipe from Russian Standard Vodka and I’m completely obsessed.


  • 2 oz. Russian Standard Original
  • 2 oz. fresh watermelon juice
  • ¼ oz. simple syrup
  • 1 slice of watermelon

Shake with ice and strain into chilled coupe. Garnish with fresh watermelon.

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Memorial Day Cocktail: Remembrance Punch

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Ah, Memorial Day.  Everyone loves a long weekend, especially one that honors the men and women who have served our country.  I’ll be making this delish cocktail that Belvedere Vodka concocted  Remembrance Punch…check out the super easy recipe below.


Remembrance Punch
  • 8.5 oz Belvedere Pink Grapefruit
  • 4 oz Lemon Juice
  • 3 oz Simple Syrup
  • 16 oz Soda Water
  • Add all ingredients into a large pitcher or punch bowl
  • Garnish with slices of lemon and mint

How To Make The Best Margarita EVER

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It’s almost Cinco de Mayo, which means you have until Sunday to master this recipe.  After years of consuming margaritas (you are welcome), here’s what I consider to be the BEST margarita ever.  What are some of your favorite cocktail recipes?


  • 2 oz Tequila
  • 1 oz fresh lime
  • 3/4 oz Triple Sec
  • 1 tsp simple syrup (1:1 sugar to water)


  • Pour all ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake vigorously
  • Salt rims (you don’t have to, but I love a salted rim) using lime juice
  • Strain into glass over fresh ice
  • Garnish with a lime wedge or two and serve