Locust Cider Mixes Up Small Batch Cider Cocktails with Jak’s Grill and El 42 Cantina

Seattle’s newest cidery, Locust Cider has partnered with Jak’s Grill and El 42 Cantina to bring a refreshing mix of small batch craft cocktails to their menu. The bartenders at both restaurants worked to create three new cocktails using Locust Cider’s small batch hard cider, brewed in Woodinville. 

And while you can only get the cocktails in these bars, they shared the recipes with us:

8th Day Old Fashioned (Jak’s)
1-1/2 oz Knob Creek
1 oz Locust Green Tea Infused Cider
1/2 oz Cherry Heering
1/2 oz simple syrup
2 dashes of Peychaud’s Bitters

Locust’s Knees (Jak’s)

1-1/2 – 2 oz Locust Original Dry Cider
1-1/2 oz vodka
1/2 oz Vanilla Honey simple syrup
1/2 oz lemon juice

Campamocha (El 42)

4 oz Locust Original Dry
4 oz Prosecco
1 oz elderflower liqueur
1/2 oz simple syrup
1/2 oz lime juice

Locust ciders are available in a variety of bars and restaurants in the greater Seattle area and a few seasonal ciders are also on tap in the Locust Cider taproom in Woodinville, including:

Original Dry: A smooth and lightly carbonated session cider with notes of clean apple and pineapple. Low residual sugar creates a refreshingly dry taste with a touch of sweetness.

  • Food pairings: Cuts through rich food like BBQ, but also ideal for an everyday cider. 
  • ABV: 6%
  • Sizes: 6 pack of 12 oz cans, 22 oz. bottles and on tap in Seattle area bars and restaurants. 

Green Tea Hard Cider: The infused Chinese (decaf) Green tea before and after fermentation adds a hint of bitterness but creates a clean and subtle balance of tea and apple flavors.

  • Food pairings: Complements spicy Asian dishes or bold Italian food. 
  • ABV: 6% 
  • Sizes: 4 pack of 12 oz bottles and on tap in Seattle area bars and restaurants.

Summer Berry: A seasonal cider, currently being offered at their tasting room. A hint of blueberry on the finish offers a uniquely flavored and refreshing cider without being overly sweet.

  • ABV: 4.5%
  • Dark Sweet Cherry: This seasonal and the sweetest Locust cider to date is blended with dark sweet Washington state cherries. Available in the tasting room and area bars and restaurants starting in July. 
  • ABV: 6%

Available in Seattle area grocers, prices range from MSRP $8.95 for a six pack to $6.99 – $8.99 for a 22 oz bottle.

For the complete list of restaurants, bars and grocers that carry Locust Cider, go to locustcider.com or visit the Woodinville tasting room, 19151 144 Ave NE, Woodinville, WA 98072.

Written by Charles

Charles Koh founded EatSeattle, and has continued to use his expertise as editor-in-chief to guide the website’s growth over the last five years. Koh’s experience focuses on digital marketing and social media, and has been a part of several companies, some of which he created, specializing in both areas over the course of his career. Koh was previously with Google and Zagat where he helped expand and grow communities worldwide.

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