Sage Bird Ciderworks Old Fashioned

Our friends at Sage Bird really knew what they were doing with this one! Step into the cozy embrace of winter with a delightful twist on the classic Old Fashioned cocktail. This recipe transforms a timeless favorite by incorporating Long Night, a winter pommeau that adds a rich and fortifying essence to the drink.  Elevate your winter evenings with this sophisticated and warming libation that pays homage to tradition while introducing a delightful seasonal variation.

4 oz Long Night
2 shakes of Angostura bitters
1 Cocktail cherry on a skewer
1 Orange peel 1 long rind peel on a skewer

Add 4 oz of Long Night to a cocktail glass
2 dashes (2 bottle shakes) of bitters to the Long Night
Fill glass with ice
Using the peeler, get a long vertical slice of orange rind about an inch wide and 2-3 inches long. Rim the glass.
Add the orange rind and cherry to a skewer.
Add skewer to cocktail and serve!

Sage Bird Ciderworks Apple Pie Sangria

Apple Pie Sangria:
This week is Virginia Cider Week, which makes it a great time to try out this delicious cocktail recipe from Sage Bird Ciderworks! Indulge in the essence of autumn with this tantalizing Cider Symphony! Immerse your senses in the crisp crunch of your favorite apples bathed in the golden glow of Long Light. A whisper  of cinnamon and nutmeg adds a symphony of flavors. Let this soak (preferably) overnight, then blend with the harmony of Sweet Shenandoah or your preferred Sage Bird cider. Chill to perfection, and garnish with a sprinkle of cinnamon for a cider cocktail that’ll leave your taste buds singing! This is the perfect cocktail for all of your holiday gatherings.
  • 2-3 of your favorite apples, chopped – try some local ones from the 99¢ table!
  • One bottle of Sage Bird Ciderworks Long Light – find this in our fortified wine section
  • One bottle of your favorite Sage Bird Cider
  • A dash of cinnamon
  • A dash of nutmeg
  • Chop 2-3 of your favorite apples and place in a seal-able container/jar.
  • Cover the apples with Long Light.
  • Add a dash of cinnamon and nutmeg.
  • Let soak for a few hours minimum, but preferably overnight.
  • Add the apples to a pitcher or carafe of  your favorite Sage Bird cider choice.
  • Serve chilled and with a sprinkle of cinnamon!

You can find Long Light and other Sage Bird Ciders in the Co-op’s Beer & Wine section!