It’s Been a Long Week: Ketel One Vodka Spiced Winter Cider

Image: ESSENTIAL HOMME, Ketel One.

As true believers of the work hard, play hard mantra, we present you with It’s Been a Long Week, a weekly column aimed at awarding some liquid appreciation to you for just being yourself, dammit. Make a glass or two on us, you deserve it.


Ketel One Vodka Spiced Winter Cider

An icy cocktail with a crisp bite, Ketel One Vodka‘s Spiced Winter Cider is a refreshingly sweet treat that’ll take the edge off any family gathering this holiday season.



  • 1.5 oz. Ketel One Vodka
  • 1 oz. Fresh pressed apple cider
  • 0.5 oz. Fresh lemon juice
  • 0.75 oz. Cinnamon simple syrup
  • 2-3 dashes Aromatic bitters
  • Ginger beer

Image: ESSENTIAL HOMME, Ketel One, Keep It Simple, White House, Kosher Select, Angostura, and Bickford’s.


Combine first six ingredients in a mixing glass and dry shake for 30 seconds. Add ice and shake again. Strain into a Mason jar filled with ice and top with ginger beer. Garnish with freshly grated nutmeg and a red apple slice.