Cocktail Hour // Golden Apple Cider


Is it just me, or is there something about this time of year that begs to throw a party?  Since a signature cocktail is my favorite way to spice up any soirée, we’ve partnered with Mark and Graham to share five of our favorite fall cocktails!  While it’s a shame that I won’t be able to partake in these fabulous concoctions, our editorial assistant Blair jumped at the chance to be our official taste tester.  Way to take one for the team, Blair! (Be sure to check out the full post on the Mark and Graham blog…)



  • 3 parts chilled apple cider
  • 2 parts rum
  • 1 part goldschlager
  • 1 cinnamon stick per glass
  • 2 apples for garnish

Combine liquid ingredients ahead of time and chill or add one large square ice cube to each glass.  Add 1 cinnamon stick to each glass when serving and garnish with an apple slice.  Simple and festive– one of my favorite combinations!

Photography by Melissa Valladares

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  1. Beautiful photos! I love cocktail hour in the winter, it feels so cozy!

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