Big Rock


December 18, 2019

Tis the Season for Cider Cocktails

The holiday season is here and that means holiday parties!  Want to impress your friends and family? We have some fun cider cocktail ideas for you to mix up your holiday drink options.


Recipe #1 – Fancy But Fantastic

Submitted by: Malcolm Beattie

  • 1 oz pear simple syrup ( see recipe below)
  • 6 oz of Big Rock Dry Pear Cider
  • 1 oz Whiskey
  • Half a tsp of ginger puree
  • A small pink of cinnamon
  • One hollow sphere of ice with a single spring of rosemary ( Note: This is next level!  I am sure a sprig of rosemary in the glass could work too.)


Homemade Pear Simple Syrup

  • Take peeled pears and heat up in a saucepan
  • Blend them down in a blender
  • Combine 2 cups of white sugar and 1 1/2 cups of water
  • Add 1 cup of pear puree to sugar and water mixture
  • Put the whole mixture in a saucepan and heat up to dissolve all sugar
  • Strain with cheesecloth for smooth syrup or leave it as is



Recipe #2 – Triple C – Calgary Cider Cocktail

Submitted by: Irene Seto


Recipe #3 – The Cider Mule

Submitted by: Megan Walsh

  • Any Rock Creek Dry Cider
  • Fever Tree Ginger Beer
  • 1 oz Lemon Vodka
  • Splash of real lime juice
  • Garnish with some cinnamon and an apple wedge


Recipe #4 – The Thumbs Up

Submitted by: Neil Baskin

  • 12 oz Peach or Apple Rock Creek Dry Cider
  • 1 oz Bourbon ( or 2 oz if you are feeling adventurous!)

Recipe #5 – The Fuzzy Cowboy

Submitted by: Big Rockers

Mix Rhinestone Cowboy with Peach Cider….and Tada!


Now at least one of these will impress the in-laws so you can enjoy yourself with your very own cider cocktail!

Have a fantastic holiday season!

Drive Safe and like my mom always says ” Make Good Choices”!