STONE FENCE CIDER COCKTAIL RECIPES: 2020 EDITION

Here’s a look at all the cider cocktail recipes from the 11 competing bartenders at our 6th Annual Stone Fence Cider Cocktail Competition, which took place on March 1, 2020 at The Violet Hour. Below are their recipes in single serving portions so you can enjoy them at home! Happy mixing!

 

“GIVING TREE” - 2020 Stone Fence Cider Cocktail Competition Grand Prize

Scott LoBianco, Cindy’s Rooftop Bar

Virtue Cider Flok ice cider
Virtue Cider Michigan Honey
Rhine Hall Pear Brandy
Granny Smith apple
Parsley
Mint
Thyme

 

“SMITTEN TO THE CORE” - 2020 People’s Choice Winner

Adira Hanna, Rhine Hall

2 oz - Virtue Cider The Mitten Bourbon Barrel Aged Cider
1 oz - Apple Pie Liqueur - made with Rhine Hall Oak Aged Apple Brandy + Virtue Michigan Honey Cider + Almond Extract + Vanilla Bean
0.5 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
0.25 oz Honey-Thyme Syrup
5 dashes Angostura Bitters
2 dashes Regan's Orange Bitters

 

“PISTIL WHIP”

Allison June Mitchell, Chef’s Special

2 oz gin
.75 oz Virtue Cider Michigan Honey reduction
.75 oz lemon
.25 oz Apologue saffron
.25 oz Virtue Cider Flok ice cider
1 oz aquafaba, whipped to form a meringue/foam
Spray of angostura bitters though a stencil for design on the meringue

 

“LIPS THAT BITE"

Grace Bernotavicious, Ludlow Liquors

Rhine Hall Pear Brandy
KOVAL Rye
Dry vermouth
Apple-chai spiced demerara syrup made with Virtue Cider Brut
Garnish with a dried apple and orange slice

 

“HOUNDS OF LOVE”

Cori O’Connor, Longman & Eagle

6 drops saline
.25 oz Virtue Cider Flok ice cider
.75 oz Rhinehall Pear Brandy
.75 oz KOVAL Rye
1 oz honey/thyme/manzano syrup
1.5 oz Virtue Cider Brut cider

 

“WAYNE”

Shelley Mayan, Proxi

1oz Star Union Spirits Cherry Brandy
1 oz Star Union Spirits Gold Rum
.25 oz salted demerara
.5 oz lemon juice
2 oz Virtue Cider Michigan Apple
Pineapple foam topper
Dehydrated cantaloupe
Cheese powder

 

“POSH SPICE”

Lucy Corbin, Estereo

1.5 oz KOVAL Rye
.25 oz Averna
.5 oz lemon juice
.25 black cardamom/cinnamon simple syrup
.75 Mission fig reduction
2 drops orange blossom water
small pinch Maldon salt
Virtue Cider Brut to top

Shake, strain, rocks, top with Virtue Cider Brut cider, roll twice to combine
Garnish with a burnt cinnamon stick

 

“FLOK OF EAGLES”

Graham Crowe, TWO

1.5 oz Virtue Cider Flok ice cider
1 oz bourbon
.25 oz King’s Ginger
1 oz Fresh Lemon juice
.5 oz Virtue Cider The Mitten simple syrup
Scrappy’s Firewater tincture

Ice cube garnish
50% Virtue Cider Michigan Cherry Cider
50% Hibiscus tea

 

“PINKS, GREENS, PURPLES”

Andrew Mackey, The Violet Hour

1.5 oz Rhine Hall Pear Brandy
.75 oz Punt E Mes
.75 oz simple syrup
.75 oz lemon juice
2 oz Virtue Cider Brut

Served on ice, Collins glass, garnished with orange peel.

 

“ROSAS UNIDAS”

Ulises Martinez, Mi Tocaya Antojeria

1 oz Mezcal
.75 oz Blood Orange Syrup with Cinnamon and Clove
.25 oz Lemon Juice
3 oz Virtue Cider Rosé

 

“SNEAK PEEK”

Marvin Boeving, Moonflower

.25 oz Tart Cherry syrup
.5 oz Grappa
1 oz Star Union Spirits Cherry Brandy
4 oz Virtue Cider Michigan Cherry, frozen (for shaved ice)

It's a shaved ice cocktail with the cider as the ice. Everything is built in the glass and topped with the ice and a spoon.