Halloween is over, so we’ve had our fill of pumpkin beer. Now we're all about hard cider. The age-old beverage has gotten more and more popular recently, becoming a fixture on many American bar menus, with a cider tap right next to the draft beers.
But as tasty as cider is on its own, its natural acidity and lift make it a perfect cocktail ingredient. Dump just about any brown spirit in cider and you've got a killer drink; opt for one of these slightly more complex cocktails and you'll get an incredibly sophisticated drink with minimal effort.