A cool drink made with Angry Orchard and Orchard Catch is a fun way to enjoy the flavor. Hard cider is an excellent mixer, and this recipe combines it with fresh strawberries and basil for a drink that is sure to keep you refreshed. I found this recipe from Angry Orchard and featuring their original Crisp Apple Cider, though I know it will work with any of their ciders. A muddle of strawberries and basil is the start of the drink; lime, vanilla vodka, and cider are added later. You can switch from drinking cider straight from the bottle to this delightful and refreshing drink. You can easily serve this drink at any type of party on the day of the Super Bowl. The berries and herbs that are in season at that time make it a great dish for summer.
You can add a different vodka in place of vanilla if you prefer, even though it complements the apples, strawberries, and basil very well in this cocktail. Vodka that is clear and unflavored is a good option, although you can also mix it with other flavors in it. The added flavor of rum or tequila will be enhanced if you pour them as well. If the flavor of the rum you want to drink is present, choose vanilla rum. You may want to choose an unflavored liquor with vanilla flavor or create a vanilla simple syrup instead of plain syrup to enhance the taste of vanilla.