Spider Cider
Yield: 3-4 servings (recipe easy to scale up or down as needed)
Three main ingredients and two flavorful garnishes come together with ease in this party favorite cocktail. The festive name is perfect for Halloween, but you may rename it after the holiday. You'll want to sip this tasty brew throughout the fall and winter!


  • 1 cup (8 ounces) fresh apple cider
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) ginger beer
  • ¬ĺ cup (6 ounces) bourbon (may reduce to 4 ounces for a lighter drink)
  • Garnishes: apple slices and cinnamon stick or a light sprinkle of cinnamon


  1. Combine the apple cider, ginger beer, and bourbon and pour into ice-filled glasses. Garnish with one or two thin apple slices and the cinnamon.



Fun tip: If you serve the drink in a short glass, a cinnamon stick may be used as a straw. It’s fun and offers a lovely hint of flavor.

For a mocktail: Combine equal parts cider and ginger beer and garnish with the apple and cinnamon.

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