fruit cake cocktail

Makes 1 cocktail

This cider cocktail is inspired by the famous (or infamous) holiday fruit cake, and it is a fun seasonal drink for fruit cake lovers and skeptics alike. Drawing on the essence of the cake–fruit, spice, and dark spirits–this drink is easily customizable using your favorite flavors, like pear cider, brandy or dark rum, or dried apple chips or candied ginger, for garnish.


  • 4 dashes cherry bitters, or to taste
  • 1/2 oz bourbon
  • 1/2 cup hard cider
  • 1/4 cup ginger beer
  • Amarena cherries, for garnish

Fill a tall glass with ice. Add the bitters, bourbon, cider, and ginger beer. Stir to combine. Garnish with a cherry to serve.

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