Equinox Spikes The Cider

Now that there's an official nip in the fall air, it's time to spike the cider.

Equinox kicks off its Hard Cider Hour this evening from 5-7 p.m. The deal, featuring cider cocktails, free samples of hot spiced cider and free snacks, will run each Tuesday through Dec. 4.

Chef and owner Todd Gray will dish out complimentary venison chili, caramelized onion and fig flatbread, sweet potato potstickers and pumpkin fritters.

And for the hard stuff, featured cocktails include the Apple Pillar made with Laird’s Applejack, fresh cider, lemon and orange juices and maple syrup ($10), the Pumpkin Cobbler with cinnamon-infused rum, Laird’s Applejack, hot cider and pumpkin spice liqueur ($10), Falling Leaves with vanilla-infused rum, fresh cider, lemongrass-infused simple syrup, mint and a Laird’s Applejack splash ($11), and the Brown Mary, mixed with pepper-infused rum, cider, Laird’s Applejack, fresh lemon juice and orange bitters ($11).

No reservations needed.

(Photo courtesy of Equinox.)