Sidra Sunrise Punch Cocktail with tequila and hard cider

Sidra Sunrise Punch

We were playing bartender one winter evening and mixed together a really delicious drink we dubbed the Sidra Sunrise. It’s perfect for a party or a stand alone cocktail. Incorporating wonderful fall flavors of orange, cinnamon and apple cider, the Sidra Sunrise is sure to please.

When hosting a party, this quick and simple cocktail punch that guests can pour themselves, without the barkeep’s assistance, is always appreciated.

The Sidra Sunrise cocktail is a tasty treat on a cold, fall or winter evening and the cinnamon and orange play well together. Depending on your guests’ preferences, you can mix this with either a dry or sweet hard apple cider. We chose a dry hard apple cider for our cocktail.

This cocktail is perfect for anyone with dietary restrictions– not only is it gluten-free, but vegetarian and vegan as well. If you’re really a fan of cinnamon, try gnawing on the drunken stick once you’ve finished your drink.

Cocktail ingredients:

1.5 parts gold tequila

1 part triple sec

4 parts hard cider

Cinnamon sticks

Orange slices for both flavor and garnish

Measure each liquid ingredient and combine together into an old-fashioned glass, punch bowl or pitcher. Gently stir. Add cinnamon sticks and orange slices. Garnish with a slice of orange over side of each glass.

Bartender’s note: If you plan to make the Sidra Sunrise in advance of your event, mix together the just the tequila, triple sec and cinnamon sticks. Chill in the refrigerator and add the hard cider, orange slices and ice immediately before serving.

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