This Walden Apple Sour Is Your Perfect Fall Cocktail

With flavors of cranberry, apple, and spiced rum, this cocktail is sure to be the star of the show this fall season.

When it comes to fall cocktails, there are so many ways to go. Sure, you could stick with an Old Fashioned or a Manhattan, but why not switch things up with a local twist? Lean into the season with this Walden Apple Sour recipe from the Hudson Valley’s very own Angry Orchard. This cocktail uses the cidery’s classic beverage as a base, then mixes it with spicy rum and a splash of red wine for a drink that’s reminiscent of sangria but, dare we say it, even better.

Walden Apple Sour

Recipe by Courtesy of Angry Orchard




  • 1 lemon wedge

  • 1 oz. spiced rum (Captain or Sailor Jerry works well)

  • ½ oz. Ocean Spray cran-apple juice

  • 6 oz. Angry Orchard Crisp Apple Cider

  • ½ oz. Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Diced apple for garnish (optional)


  • In a mixing glass, squeeze and drop the lemon wedge. Then, add the spiced rum and cran-apple juice. Cover with ice and shake. Add cider and strain into a chilled stemless wine glass, and float the wine on top. Garnish with diced apple if desired.

Related: This Hot Apple Cider Recipe Is a Hudson Valley Treat

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