Cozy up at home this Christmas with a delicious cup of Irish Apple Cider and be transported to the lush Ireland countryside in the new film Wild Mountain Thyme.
If you love whiskey, this is the perfect drink for you! Whether you choose to make this classic Irish recipe hot or cold, be ready for the best hard cider you’ve ever tasted.
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Easy Irish Apple Cider
I’m excited to share a fabulous Irish Apple Cider recipe that’s the perfect drink to make at home while watching Wild Mountain Thyme, a new film now in theaters and on demand.
Escape to the beautiful Irish countryside with a fairy tale-like love story that’s sure to lift your spirits!
The cast of Wild Mountain Thyme stars four of my favorites… Emily Blunt, Jamie Dornan, Jon Hamm, and Christopher Walken. Talk about dreamy!
What is the Wild Mountain Thyme movie about?
The headstrong farmer Rosemary Muldoon (Emily Blunt) has her heart set on winning her neighbor Anthony Reilly’s love. The problem is Anthony (Jamie Dornan) seems to have inherited a family curse, and remains oblivious to his beautiful admirer. Stung by his father’s (Christopher Walken) plans to sell the family farm to his American nephew (Jon Hamm), Anthony is jolted into pursuing his dreams in this comedic, moving and wildly romantic tale.
How Do You Make Irish Cider?
Hard cider and whiskey are two of the most popular drinks in Ireland. Making your own version of Irish Apple Cider is super simple with only a few ingredients.
All you need is good Irish whiskey, apple brandy and apple cider! Garnish with a few apple slices and cinnamon sticks and you have one of my favorite drinks.
This Irish cider was even a hit with my half Irish husband who normally takes his whiskey neat. It’s not too sweet, but crisp and just sweet enough.
Do you drink Irish Apple Cider cold or hot?
If you prefer hot mulled cider, you’ll definitely want to make the hot version of this Irish apple cider. I’ve got both hot and cold directions in the recipe card below. Both ways are amazing!
Easy Irish Apple Cider Recipe
Try my Irish Apple Cider recipe paired with a savory cheese board to help transport you to the Emerald Isle during this fun film.
John Patrick Shanley, who created the classic Moonstruck, brings his sweeping romantic vision to Ireland with Wild Mountain Thyme. Watch it now in theaters and on demand.
Irish Apple Cider
- 3 oz Irish whiskey
- 2 oz apple brandy
- 3/4 cup apple cider
- 2 apple slices
- 2 cinnamon sticks
Cold Irish Apple Cider
- Add whiskey, brandy, apple cider and ice into a cocktail shaker. Shake until mixed.
- Pour into two glasses.
- Add an apple slice and cinnamon stick to each glass for garnish.
Hot Irish Apple Cider
- Place apple cider in a pan and heat over stove until boiling.
- Add whiskey and brandy into a shaker and mix. Pour half into two mugs.
- Top with the hot cider and garnish with apple slices and cinnamon sticks.