Who wouldn’t love a cozy apple cider bar at their fall gathering? It’s a festive, flavorful, and fun way for guests to customize their drink and make lasting memories. Whether you’re hosting a pumpkin carving party, Friendsgiving, or a Halloween bash, there is nothing quite like a warm mug of apple cider to bring a feeling of comfort and coziness.
To set the tone, consider incorporating a fall color palette, along with natural elements such as hay bales, pumpkins, and mums. Add a warm glow to your station with patio lights. Dedicate a table to your station with space for cider, mugs, and garnishes. I used a large beverage dispenser for warm cider, and a large galvanized bucket to keep hard ciders cold.
For those seeking sophistication, adult craft and specialty ciders offer unique and tantalizing tastes. On the flip side, classic sweet, non-alcoholic ciders are a hit with both kids and adults, making them versatile crowd-pleasers. ou can also craft your own hot cider with mulling spices. This hands-on approach lets you infuse a personal touch into your event
. Begin with the classics – mugs are the traditional choice for serving apple cider. Consider selecting mugs or glasses with distinctive styles that catch everyone’s eye, you can also use mason jars as cider glasses. Equip your cider bar with indispensable tools like shakers, strainers, and muddlers. Get creative with mixers. Incorporate garnishes like cinnamon sticks, orange and apple slices, and cloves.
Think beyond the basics – create a cheese and charcuterie spread featuring a variety of cheeses and cured meats. To add an extra twist, introduce slices of juicy oranges, pears, or other seasonal fruits to infuse a burst of flavor into your savory bites. Next, think all things apple and fall: caramel apples, apple pie, and cider donuts.
With creativity, attention to detail, and an abundance of delicious cider, your gathering is sure to be a memorable autumn celebration. Tap the link to read the full post and make sure to follow along with me on Instagram @ninahendrickhome for more!