Monday, October 26, 2009

Happy Halloween

Enjoy a Halloween cocktail from our Crispin Cider Fall Competition.

The Scary Good:
Hot Cinnamon Crispin: 4 parts Original Crispin to 1 part Hot 100 Cinnamon
Schnapps and serve over ice.

Submitted by: Andrew Brown

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Roasted Butternut Squash Salad with Warm Cider Vinaigrette

  • 1 (1 1/2-pound) butternut squash, peeled and 3/4-inch) diced
  • Good olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons dried cranberries
  • 3/4 cup Crispin Hard Apple Cider Orginal (slightly sweet)
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons minced shallots
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 4 ounces baby arugula, washed and spun dry
  • 1/2 cup walnuts halves, toasted
  • 3/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Place the butternut squash on a sheet pan. Add 2 tablespoons olive oil, the maple syrup, 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper and toss. Roast the squash for 15 to 20 minutes, turning once, until tender. Add the cranberries to the pan for the last 5 minutes.

While the squash is roasting, combine the apple cider, vinegar, and shallots in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook for 6 to 8 minutes, until the cider is reduced to about 1/4 cup. Off the heat, whisk in the mustard, 1/2 cup olive oil, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon of pepper.

Place the arugula in a large salad bowl and add the roasted squash mixture, the walnuts, and the grated Parmesan. Spoon just enough vinaigrette over the salad to moisten and toss well. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and serve immediately.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Crispin Sophisticate recipe

1 oz Rittenhouse rye whiskey
1 oz Lairds Applejack® brandy
1/2 oz Green Chartreuse®
1/2 oz maraschino liqueur
2 dashes orange bitters
3 oz Original Crispin hard cider

In a pint glass combine all the ingredients, except the Crispin Cider, add ice and stir vigorously for 30 seconds and strain into a double rocks glass, leaving space for the Crispin Cider.

Top with 3 oz Crispin Hard Cider

Garnish with an orange twist.