Cider Sunday - Cider Buzz Cocktail

As we creep towards summer and embrace the longer warmer days I thought it best to introduce you to one of my *new* favourite cider cocktails - Cider Buzz.

After recently discovering Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey I decided to try it with cider one afternoon. Following a little tweaking with measurements and lime ( I am somewhat obsessed with fresh lime by the way) My Cider Buzz cocktail was born.

It's super easy and deliciously refreshing on a hot day.

I used Sunshack Apple Cider on this occasion as I had already opened a bottle to marinate some pork. If you haven't already discovered the benefits of marinating white meat ( especially pork) in cider - make sure you try it. Simply place your meat in a deep dish, pour over enough cider to nearly cover the meat, cover and refrigerate for a few hours until needed. Remove, pour off cider and cook as you would normally. Simple, tasty and always tender.

Ok, now for the cocktail.

Cider  Buzz Cocktail
An Original Recipe by The Food Mentalist
Makes 2

60ml JD Tennessee Honey
500ml Apple Cider
3 -4 Lime wedges ( to taste)

Combine JD, Cider and Ice in shaker and pour into chilled glasses. Top with squeezed lime wedges ( to taste).


If you are in Australia - did you remember to put your clocks forward an hour overnight?

Tell me, do you like daylight saving?


  1. It just blows my mind that here in the states we're getting ready for Fall and setting our clocks back, and somewhere in this same world, people are getting ready for spring! Crazy!

    Have you ever tried American Honey by Wild Turkey? It's my go-to whiskey. I drink it straight up with a splash of water. It's soooooo good. Soooooo smooth. And I like it much better than JD Honey - to me, the JD version tastes like maple syrup. You should give American Honey a try! It's great with apple juice, so it might go well with this cocktail!

  2. Hi Elizabeth,

    I haven't tried the American Honey yet but will make sure I do. Thanks for the tip. Mind you I do love maple syrup :)


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