Spicy Ancho Cider Jameson Cocktail

This post is sponsored by Drizly, your online liquor store. The Spicy Ancho Cider Jameson Cocktail recipe is an original creation of “So, I’ve been thinking…”

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Spicy Ancho Cider Jameson Cocktail

This Spicy Ancho Cider Jameson Cocktail is created, in part, for Drizly. I partnered with them to create a delicious fall cocktail you can make at home and to introduce you to Drizly’s service. Haven’t heard of Drizly yet? I’m about to change the way you get your liquor, beer, mixers and drink supplies. Drizly delivers everything you need to make great cocktails at home.

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Apple cider is one of my favorite fall flavors plus it’s great served hot or cold. It’s a tricky mixer because it can be thick and overly sweet. I’ve created a versatile and easy to adjust cocktail to suit your preference for sweetness. This version is not too sweet.


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I’ve tried apple cider sangria and cider chai but I wanted a unique cocktail. Since Drizly provided gift cards for the drink ingredients, I bought one of my favorites – Ancho Reyes, an ancho chili liqueur.


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Ancho Reyes is an amber liqueur with hints of cacao, tamarind, plum, apple, almonds and subtle herbs; it is lightly sweet and moderately spicy.

It’s rare I make a cocktail with just a liqueur and mixer so I grabbed a bottle of Jameson, a bottle of Fee Brothers lemon bitters, and got to work. You can get all of the ingredients to make this cocktail online at Drizly and have them in an hour, seriously.

Spicy Ancho Cider Jameson Cocktail is a chilled manhattan-esque cocktail with plenty of heat to warm you up on a chilly fall night.


Spicy Ancho Cider Jameson Cocktail

Spicy Ancho Cider Jameson Cocktail


    For the Cocktail
  • 2 oz Jameson Irish Whiskey
  • 2 oz apple cider
  • 1 oz Ancho Reyes liqueur
  • 3-4 drops Fee Brothers lemon bitters
  • lemon wedge
  • apple slices
  • For the rim
  • 1/2c sugar
  • 1/8t cinnamon
  • pinch cayenne
  • pinch salt
  • lemon zest


    Rim the glass
  • Mix together sugar, cinnamon and lemon zest (cayenne and salt are optional), place on a plate
  • Rub the lemon wedge around the outside of the rim of a chilled martini glass
  • Dip the rim of the glass in the sugar mixture until fully coated
  • Make the Cocktail
  • Fill a shaker with ice, rinse the cubes
  • Add all ingredients except lemon wedge and apple slices.
  • Shake for a solid minute
  • Pour into prepared glass
  • Garnish with lemon wedge and apple slices
  • *If you like sweet(er) drinks, double the cider in the shaker
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About Drizly

Is this the first time you are hearing about Drizly? Go! Check out their website! Not only can you order all the mixins and fixing for your cocktails, they offer a Tastemaker series where they feature cocktails from professional mixologists, celebrity chefs and bloggers.


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Need a cocktail idea for your next dinner party or want to try something new, check out their extensive library of recipes. And if Drizly operates in your area, order everything you need online and have it in hand in an hour or less. Drizly is bringing creative cocktails into our homes one delivery at a time.

Cocktails not your thing? You can also order beer and wine. If it can be had at your local liquor store you can order it from Drizly.

Looking for more cider cocktails?

Check out my Jameson Hot Toddy with Cinnamon Apple Cider Simple Syrup


Jameson Hot Toddy with Cinnamon Apple Simple Syrup


or my Cinnamon Apple Cider Martini featured at A Dish of Daily Life.


Cinnamon Apple Cider Martini


As always, please drink responsibly.




  1. Jameson, chili, lemon, and cider all in one place? Yes please!! Can’t wait to try this. Thank you for the introduction to Drizly too. I saw them on the Ibotta app bUT didn’t understand what they did exactly.

  2. Sounds and looks delicious!

  3. Another fabulous cocktail…can’t wait to try this one! Drizy sounds cool too…I need to check them out!

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