10/21/2011 08:15 am ET Updated Oct 21, 2011

Apple Cider Cocktails (And Mocktails) For Autumn

Autumn's in the air, and with the break of fall comes the quintessential sipper of the season -- apple cider. Not the frozen, just-add-water mixes, but the blink-and-you'll-miss-it rustic, earthy juice of freshly pressed apples that only appears this time each year. Adding a bounty of concentrated flavors to cocktails and mocktails, here's a crop of recipes that offer the perfect backdrop to a cool autumn day. Have a bushel of fresh apples on your hands? Click here for a simple recipe for DIY apple cider.

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