Inspired by Southern California’s warm holiday season, Kimo Sabe concocted the perfect festive cocktail, Cinnamon Cider Cooler. This cocktail puts a twist on the traditional cider by adding Kimo Sabe’s Añejo Mezcal, the special ingredient that is guaranteed to sleigh any holiday gathering.
1½ oz Kimo Sabe Añejo
½ oz cinnamon schnapps
¾ oz lemon juice
½ oz honey
1 tablespoon apricot preserves
2 oz sparkling apple cider
*Shake all ingredients with ice except cider. Strain into tall glass with fresh ice, top with cider, and garnish with cinnamon stick. Voila!*
While you are out picking up the Kimo Sabe Añejo Mezcal needed to create the Cinnamon Cider Cooler, you might as well use this opportunity to pick up any last-minute holiday gifts! Father and Daughter founders Jim Walsh and Ashley Kvamme have some gifts options at various price points, for the spirit aficionados in your life.
Joven Mezcal – 91 Points
Clear, smooth with silky texture and peppery notes; toasty and showing a hint of sweetness; smoky and balanced; a modern, elegant and lush take on an ancient spirit.
Reposado Mezcal – 92 Points
Pale amber color; smooth, lush and smoky nose; balanced with notes of pepper, complex spice and toasted oak; silky and long.
Añejo Mezcal – 94 Points
Pale gold color; smooth agave nose; smooth and spicy with licorice, vanilla and caramel; creamy and elegant; long and exceptional.
Cinco De Noviembre – 96 Points
Smooth, earthy and peppery nose; lush, creamy texture with elegant but rustic style; floral and rich with pepper and spice notes; earthy and showing intense agave flavors; long and smooth with balance and a long, dense finish.
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