3 Grown-Up Ways to Up Your Apple Intake


The orchard is infiltrating cocktail hour, with apple-based booze, stand-alone cider bars, and produce-driven cocktails that won’t cause appletini flashbacks.

Here, three ways to up your intake:

1. Hit a Cider Bar
Hard cider is having its craft beer moment—think nuanced bottles that are worlds apart from the saccharine stuff that once gave the drink a bad rap—right down to a surge in bars that specialize in it. Seattle’s Capitol Cider has 20 cider taps and more than 100 bottles on its list. San Francisco gastropub Upcider stocks a deep selection of California bottles. New York’s Wassail rounds out the cider (and fresh apple juice) on tap with apple-based cocktails.