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Gowans Margarita

Ingredients: 8
Serves: 2


  • 1 bottle (500 mL) Gowan’s Heirloom Cider

  • 2.75 oz gold tequila

  • 2.75 oz triple sec, or to taste

  • 1.25 tsp agave syrup

  • 1-2 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice, optional

  • Apple slices

  • Coarse sugar, to taste

  • Cinnamon, to taste


  1. Refrigerate all the liquid ingredients in advance.

  2. Combine cinnamon and sugar on a plate. Run a sliced apple segment around the edge of your serving glasses, and press cinnamon sugar mixture to coat the rim.

  3. Combine the tequila, triple sec, agave syrup, and lime juice. Stir or shake. Pour into the serving glasses.

  4. Top with apple cider and stir.

  5. Add ice if desired.

  6. Garnish with apple slices, either sliced and on the rim or diced and floating in the glass. Feel free to sprinkle extra cinnamon or add a cinnamon stick if you’re feeling extra fancy.


You can substitute silver tequila if preferred, but the gold really gives it a warmth that pairs well with the cider and cinnamon. Plus, it matches the medals our ciders have won.

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