Best Fall Cocktail Ever: Apple Cider Ginger Snappy

I do realize that entitling this post “Best Fall Cocktail” is a bit bold. However, what I’m drinking right now is insanely delicious! So much so that I had to share with you, dear readers. So, without further ado, here is the recipe for the above delicious autumn cocktail from Mixologist Vartan:

1 cup local (if possible) apple cider
1 generous shot organic vodka (I like Square One)
1/2 cup alcoholic ginger beer (Crabbie’s is the best)
apple slice and lemon verbena leaves

-add vodka and ice to a glass, then apple cider.
-mix, then top with ginger beer
-garnish with apple slice (or chop apples up and let sink to the bottom) and lemon verbena leaves (I grow my own)

Tastes yummy with sweet potato and artichokes (what I happen to be eating right now).

Starre Vartan is founder and editor-in-chief of and the author of the Eco-Chick Guide to Life. She's also a freelance science and environment writer who has published in National Geographic, CNN, Scientific American, Mental Floss, Pacific Standard, the NRDC, and many more. She lives on an island in Puget Sound with her partner and black cat. She was a geologist in her first career, and still picks up rocks wherever she goes.