Minnie Dalton's Springtime Cider March 27, 2015 09:00

Leave it to Minnie to make us something we didn't even know we needed that we'll never live without again. Her Springtime Cider using our Apple Caraway Shrub is the perfect transitional cocktail- the perfect pause between winter and spring- and with the snow out East and the gloomy rain we've seen this week the Midwest, just what we needed to make it through the week. Think of it as the jacket to your bulky winter coat. With 4 short days left in March we've been wondering- is it really in like a lion, out like a lamb? While this month may leave us questioning the validity of the old adage, Minnie's cocktails never let us down.  

Springtime Cider

Missing those winter cocktails? Well, I’ve got you covered! This Springtime Cider will definitely help you transition into warmer weather.

Kansas City Canning Co’s Apple Caraway Shrub is simply delicious! Some people are afraid of caraway, but there’s nothing to fear, especially when it’s paired with apples!

Here’s a cool fact: Laird was America’s first commercial distillery with License #1 and their AppleJack is #1 in my book!

This cocktail is very simple and I promise it won’t let you down!

1.5 ounces AppleJack
1.5 ounces Kansas City Canning Co Apple Caraway Shrub
.75 ounces Tawny Port
2 dashes Orange Bitters

Pour all ingredients into a mixing glass filled with ice. Stir for about 20 seconds. Strain into a rocks glass filled with fresh ice. Garnish with a large sprig of mint and three slices of apple.


Kansas City Canning Co.'s Resident Bartender Minnie Dalton is an up-and-coming bartender in Kansas City committed to the art, craft and curation of cocktails. Born and raised in the Paris of the Plains, she has a great love for all things Kansas City, supporting and using local products when crafting new recipes. She is credentialed with active BarSmarts certification, liquor licensure, and is a proud member of the United States Bartenders' Guild (USBG) Kansas City Chapter.