I love a good mule. And it's time to get creative. A boozy burst of pecan and honey rum blended with ginger beer and sweet apple cider makes a delicious cocktail for any time of the year.
I've discovered a new brand of rum. It has quickly become a favorite of mine. On a recent trip to visit my folks on the Outer Banks in North Carolina, I decided to tour the Outer Banks Distillery, home of Kill Devil brand rum.
There I met two of four locals who have turned their dream into a reality. Housed in a historic building in downtown Manteo, this local distillery is a "diamond in the rough."
The distillery operates daily and churns out four different rum varieties including their silver rum, pecan rum, small batch barrel aged Shipwreck series rum, and their Winter Solspice rum.
I picked up a bottle of their Kill Devil Pecan Rum after trying it in their tasting room. It's full of big bold honey and butterscotch flavors and is the quintessential spirit for fall and winter cocktails.
Fresh pressed apple cider makes for a delicious cocktail. My salted caramel apple martini was such a hit, I knew I could come up with a new creation using this rum. An idea was born!
Do you know the difference between ginger beer and ginger ale?
I had to research it. I love both sodas. But I prefer ginger beer. Similar to root beer, its brewed or fermented where as ginger ale is just carbonated water that's been flavored with ginger. That subtle flavor difference makes a big splash in your cocktail.
I coated two glasses in cinnamon sugar, added ice, apple cider, ginger beer and the rum, of course. Delish!
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Apple Cider Kill Devil Mule
Makes 2. Total time: 5 minutes
- 1/4 cup Kill Devil Pecan & Honey Rum
- 1 cup apple cider
- 1 cup ginger beer
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
Mix together the sugar and cinnamon and spoon onto a small plate. Wet the rim of two glass with water and coat in the cinnamon sugar mix. Fill the glasses with ice.
Mix together the apple cider, ginger beer and rum. Pour into the glasses, garnish with a slice of apple and serve.