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  • 10 mint leaves, plus a sprig for garnish

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons superfine sugar

  • Shield Cider

  • Crushed ice

  • 2 1/2 ounces Kentucky bourbon whiskey

Place the mint leaves in the bottom of an old-fashioned glass and top with the sugar. Muddle these together until the leaves begin to break down. Add a splash of Shield Cider, fill the glass 3/4 full with crushed ice, and add the bourbon....

  • 2 oz. cognac

  • 3⁄4 oz. fresh lemon juice

  • 3⁄4 oz. simple syrup

  • 4 fresh raspberries

  • Shield Cider to top

Combine all ingredients except cider in a cocktail shaker with ice, and shake well to break down the raspberries. Strain the mixture through a fine-meshed sieve into a rocks glass filled with fresh ice. Top with a splash of Shield Cider.

  • 3 bottles Shield Cider

  • 5 cloves

  • 2 star anise (for extra flavor grind the anise with a mortar)

  • 2 sticks Cinnamon

  • ½ Orange

  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg

Wash the orange and cut it into slices.  Stick the cloves through the orange slices.  Mix all ingredients in a saucepan.  Bring to a slow boil, reduce heat and let it simmer 10 minutes.  Filter and serve.

  • 1 bottle Shield Cider

  • 2 teaspoons cane syrup (optional)

  • 5 ounces white rum

  • 2 tablespoons lime juice

  • 2 slices green apple

  • Ice cubes

Mix syrup, rum and lime juice in a tall glass.  Add ice cubes.  Pour cider slowly and stir briefly.  Decorate with apple slices. Share with a friend. (Serves two.)

  • 2 bottles Shield Cider

  • 24 ounces orange juice

  • 24 ounces cold tea

  • 1 cup lemon or lime juice

  • Lemon or lime slices

  • Orange slices

  • Ice cubes

Mix in a large pitcher with ice cubes.  Pour in tall glasses and decorate with slices of orange and lemon.

  • 1 1/2 ounce (your favorite) Whiskey

  • 1 1/2 ounce Shield cider

  • a twist of orange peel and a maraschino cherry as a garnish

A classic. Pour the whiskey into a low ball glass, add the cider, and some ice (use a big cube if you want to keep the drink cold but not watered down), and a twist of orange peel and a cherry.

For 6 |  Preparation : 30 minutes |  Cook time : 20 minutes 

  • 2 pounds boneless spare rib or pork tenderloin

  • 3 cups Shield Cider

  • 2 onions

  • 1 bunch rosemary

  • Juice of 1/2 lemon

  • Olive oil

  • Salt pepper

Cut the meat into 1-1/2” cubes and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Prepare the marinade: pour the cider in a dish, add the rosemary, lemon jui...

  • 2 ounces Calvados

  • 6 ounces Shield Cider

Pour Calvados in chilled glass, followed by Shield Cider

Kir is a traditional cocktail invented by Félix Kir, a French Catholic priest, World War II resistance fighter and Mayor of a city (what a resumé!).  Originally made from crème de cassis (blackcurrant liqueur) and white wine, Kir Normand offers fewer calories and more bubble.  

  • 1 ounce crème de cassis

  • 6 ounces Shield Cider

Pour crème de cassis into a champagne flute or a wine glass,...

  • 1/2 ounce Triple Sec

  • 1/2 ounce light Rum

  • 1/2 ounce Gin

  • 1/2 ounce Vodka

  • 1/2 ounce Tequila

  • 1/2 ounce lemon juice

  • 1 ounce gomme syrup or simple syrup

  • Shield Cider

  • Lime wedge for garnish

Pour the spirits and sour mix into a Collins glass with ice.  Stir well or shake.  Top the glass off with Shield Cider.  Garnish with the lime wedge.

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*Shield Cider is sold in 33 cl bottles (11.1 fl. oz.)

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