Cranberry Cider Mules || Leaf Peepers
Leaf Peeper (lēf pēpər) noun: 1. Common in New England, one who travels to scenic areas to view the autumn foliage. 2. The absolute best fall cocktail I’ve ever had. synonyms: Cranberry Cider Mules
Ok, so I made up the second definition, but it’s true. This cocktail is basically a mule, but I’m renaming it a Leaf Peeper, because it is the perfect cocktail to have while you’re admiring some changing leaves. My brother-in-law, Chris, helped me develop this drink and we couldn’t have been more tickled with the outcome.
So don your coziest flannel, your Uggs and a chunky scarf. Light your Autumnal Yankee candle. Skip the pumpkin spiced latte and head straight for a Leaf Peeper. Nothing will make you feel more fall-tastic.
Cranberry Cider Mules (AKA Leaf Peepers) are my absolute favorite fall cocktail! Cranberry vodka, ginger beer and hard cider stirred with a cinnamon stick = autumn perfection!
- 6 oz cranberry vodka (Triple 8 if you can find it locally)
- 6 oz ginger beer
- 6 oz hard cider (I prefer Angry Orchard)
- lemon juice
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 1 apple
Place ice in copper mugs and add a squeeze of lemon juice over the ice.
Pour in equal parts cranberry vodka, ginger beer and hard cider into the mugs. Stir well with cinnamon stick. Leave the cinnamon stick for garnish and add apple slices.