Recipe courtesy of Geoffrey Zakarian

Toasted Mulled Cider Margarita

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr (includes steeping and cooling times)
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 4 servings



  1. Chill 4 large rocks glasses.
  2. Bring the cider, peppercorns, star anise and cinnamon stick to a simmer in a saucepan. Cook for 5 minutes, then allow to steep for 30 minutes. Strain and allow to cool.
  3. Combine the sugar, allspice and ground cinnamon on a small plate. Use the lime wedge to moisten the rim of the glasses, then dip in the spiced sugar mixture.
  4. Working in 2 batches, in a shaker, combine half of the mezcal, lime juice, orange liqueur and egg white and 1 1/2 ounces of the chilled cider. Shake vigorously. Add ice and shake again. Strain into the rimmed glasses. Garnish each with a lime wheel and a dusting of ground cinnamon. Repeat with the second batch.