The East Coast gets a lot of praise for its autumnal aesthetic, but here in the Rust Belt we know we have leaves just as crisp, pumpkins just as orange, and apples just as delicious. And when the weather starts to cool, we know the simple pleasure of a hot cup of cider.

This fall, don’t miss a trip to your local orchard or cidery—like Detroit Farm and Cider, a Black-owned, family-operated cider mill in the city’s Dexter-Linwood neighborhood that was kind enough to share its favorite whiskey cider recipe with Belt.

-Belt editors

Whiskey Cider Cocktail
Detroit Farm and Cider | Detroit, Michigan

1 oz Jameson
.5 oz 101 Proof Wild Turkey
2-3 dashes of walnut bitters
4 oz apple cider of your choice
Serve over ice

Enjoy! ■


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Cover image of Detroit Farm and Cider’s signature whiskey cider cocktail. Photo by Rachel Elise Thomas.

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