Photos from the AOA cider cocktail tasting event at Nine Pin

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Thanks to everyone who joined us at Nine Pin Cider Works Tuesday evening for a leisurely tasting of cider cocktails.

The owners of Harvest Spirits and Albany Distilling Co. were at Nine Pin's new tasting room mixing up a few cider cocktails for people to sample along with snacks. And they talked a little bit about what goes into making up different drinks and their ingredients. Then Nine Pin founder Alejandro del Peral led a tour of the cidery's expanded production space. And the evening finished with sorbet from The Dutch Udder.

It was a good time and fun to see everyone.

Here are a handful of photos of the night...

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That's Albany Distilling's Rick Sicari (foreground) and Harvest Spirit's Derek Grout at the front counter.

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Everyone got a recipe card of the cocktails that would be sampled that night.

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"The Warehouse District" -- Albany Distilling Iron Weed Rye Whiskey, Nine Pin Ginger, honey simple syrup.

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"The Tulip Queen" -- Harvest Spirits Cornelius Apple Jack, Nine Pin signature cider, pomegranate juice, ginger liqueur.

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"Bridget's Blend" -- Nine Pin blueberry, ginger simple syrup, Albany Distilling Ironweed Bourbon.

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"Johnny Applejack" -- Apple cider, Nine Pin signature cider, Harvest Spirits Cornelius Apple Jack, splash of lemon juice and bitters.

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Alejandro del Peral leading the tour.

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Kehmally Karl and Jeff McCauley, founders of The Dutch Udder Craft Ice Cream, were there with samples of sorbet made with Nine Pin's "The Lion's Share" cider.

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Recipes

The Warehouse District
1 oz honey simple syrup
1 oz Albany Distilling Ironweed Rye Whiskey
6 oz Nine Pin Ginger Hard Cider
Garnish with a cherry

Tulip Queen
2 oz ginger liqueur (Domaine de Canton)
2 oz pomegranate juice
2 oz Nine Pin Signature Hard Cider
2 oz Harvest Spirits Cornelius Apple Jack
Garnish with an apple slice

Bridget's Blend
1 oz Albany Distilling Ironweed Bourbon
1 oz ginger simple syrup
6 oz Nine Pin Blueberry Hard Cider
Garnish with a lemon slice

Johnny Applejack
2 oz Harvest Spirits Cornelius Apple Jack
2 oz Nine Pine Signature Hard Cider
4 oz apple cider
Splash of lemon juice and bitters

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Comments

Was this by invitation only & where is this place please?
Glad a good time was had by all!

This was a great event!

@mg: It was open to everyone -- we posted about it in early October -- but it filled up very fast. Nine Pin is at 929 Broadway in Warehouse District in Albany.

Yet another fun event where AOA overdelivers! The drinks were yummy and it's always so interesting to chat with other readers (Elisabeth Draper I'm talking to you)

Any chance the recipes (proportions) for those cider cocktails could be shared? I want to make them all!

@chrisck: I added the recipe text at the end of the post above.

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