I was a bit worried about my first gluten-free summer. There is nothing I enjoy more than sharing pitchers of cold beer on patios with my friends. Lucky for me, I’ve discovered some pretty amazing ciders and have been borderline obsessed with my new favourite apple and pear-based friends. When I heard about Casey’s new cider-infused cocktails I knew I had to try them out!
Casey’s mixologist, Nathan Cameron, took traditional summer cocktails including the mojito, margarita, and sangria and added cider to create fun, new summer cocktail ideas. The cider adds a bit of sweetness, extra flavour, and a bit of carbonation – a really light and fresh taste overall!
I tried the Blueberry Cider Sangria and the Strawberry Cider Mojito and could have drank them all night! The Blueberry Cider Sangria is a delicious mix of blueberries, limes, Smirnoff Blueberry vodka, Peller Estates Vanernet/Merlot, Sun Orchard Blend, Somersby Cider, and Soda. The Strawberry Cider Mojito was just the right blend of Captain Morgan Spiced Rum, Strawberry puree, Sun Orchard Blend, mint leaves, and Somersby Cider. It’s amazing what a few ounces of cider can do to an already delicious cocktail!
And as always, a few cocktails go even better with some items off the summer menu!
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