Man of the Orchard: A Hard Cider Cocktail

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Sunday is the big game! My hometown Bears let me down again this year but luckily I’m use to disappointment. Will Tom Brady win another one? Will the eagles finally get one? Do you care? For a lot of folks, it’s all about the commercials, the halftime show, the food, and of course the drinks right? You can pretty much guarantee a cool commercial from Budweiser, Coke, and maybe Godaddy. Plus, Justin Timberlake is performing at half time! To celebrate the big game, and JT’s half time performance, Angry Orchard hard cider has teamed up with mixologist Jeremy Oertel to create the Man of the Orchard cocktail, which we’ve shared with you below.



Man of the Orchard
  • 3 oz Angry Orchard Crisp Apple
  • 1.5 oz Aged Rum
  • 0.5 oz Toasted Marshmallow Syrup
  • Cinnamon Smoked Rocks Glass
*Method: First smoke the rocks glass. Once completed, add Angry Orchard Crisp Apple, Aged Rum and Toasted Marshmallow Syrup over ice. Stir and top with Toasted marshmallow on a stick.
*How to Smoke Rocks Glass:
Light a cinnamon stick on fire using a torch or gas burner on a stove. Blow out flames and allow to smolder. Place on a plate and cover with an upside down rocks glass and let sit for a minute or two. The glass should fill up with smoke.
**Toasted Marshmallow Syrup
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 8 large Marshmallows
Method: Combine sugar and water in a pot. Bring to a boil, make sure all sugar is dissolved, reduce heat
and allow to simmer. Put marshmallows on a skewer and toast until slightly burnt on the stove burner or with a lighter. Add toasted marshmallows to the simmering syrup and stir until dissolved.Turn off heat and allow to cool. Strain the mixture with a fine strainer. Stir in vanilla extract. Store in the fridge.


Alex is a full time consultant with 10+ years experience in the wine & spirits + consumer packaged goods industries. He is not a professional bartender, but is BarSmarts certified and makes a mean caipirinha. When not writing, Alex can be found traveling, spending time with his family, or bar hopping.

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