Mezcal Cider Spritz
The Aperol spritz may be your summer drink of choice, but when the weather turns chilly and our sweaters come out of hibernation, we crave a cocktail that’s smokier and, frankly, stronger. Enter this recipe for the mezcal cider spritz. It’s a little boozy, a little tart and just festive enough to drink all fall and winter long.
2 ounces apple cider
1½ ounces mezcal
½ ounce lemon juice
Ice, as needed
Club soda, as needed
Apple slices and cinnamon sticks, to garnish (optional)
1. In a rocks glass, stir together the apple cider, mezcal and lemon juice. Add ice, then top with club soda. Garnish with apple slices and cinnamon sticks, if desired.