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My husband and I attended a cider and pork tasting recently with friends – so fun and perfect for the Fall season.
It was a bit of a drive, so I mixed up this Corduroy Jacket cocktail for the passengers to sip and enjoy on the way. It included a shot of cider to ensure we were remaining consistent with the theme of the evening.
Thankfully, our driver wasn’t distracted by our conversation and cocktail, as the sun was so blinding, several cars had pulled off to the side of the road.


1 fresh orange slice
1 sugar cube
2 dashes Angostura bitters
1/4 cup cognac
sparkling apple cider
fresh thyme sprig to serve

Muddle orange slice, sugar cube and Angostura bitters in a cocktail shaker to release flavors.
Fill a shaker with ice cubes, and add cognac, cover with lid and shake vigorously until thoroughly chilled. Strain into a glass.
Top with sparkling apple cider and garnish with the thyme sprig.

Recipe adapted from Southern Living, February 2013