2 oz Rye
1 oz Apple cider (reduction, see note)
3⁄4 oz Lemon juice
1⁄4 oz Maple syrup (grade b preferred)

Combine 1 oz. concentrated cider, rye, lemon juice, and maple syrup in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously, and strain into a cocktail glass (with or without ice). Garnish with ginger slices or lemon rind. Serve immediately.


To make the cider reduction: In a medium saucepan, over high heat, boil 2 cups of apple cider until it has reduced by half to 1 cup, about 20 minutes. Cool over an ice bath until at room temperature.

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Posted by sheri on 11/28/2013
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  • First time mother-in-law has asked for the same cocktail tomorrow! I reduced the lemon to 1/2 oz. though. — ★★★★★
  • Maybe add more maple or apple liqueur, too tart
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Curated this a bit - Clarified the recipe, moved cider reduction instructions to the notes section. Removed "fresh" from lemon juice - we always assume juices, etc. are fresh.