Broken Vanilla

I came across the recipe for a Broken Vanilla in the latest edition of BC Liquor Stores Taste, and even though it’s made with gin (not a fan), it looked so refreshing I wanted to give it a try. I’m glad I did! I used Beefeater gin, which is a bit more mild with the herbal taste, and a Cariboo green apple cider. I think you could use any cider you liked, but can’t guarantee the flavour a more robust gin would give it.

I know the cinnamon stick seems like a needless addition, but it added the perfect element to the drink. I would definitely recommend a Broken Vanilla for a hot summer evening, when you want something cold, refreshing, and a bit tart.


Broken Vanilla


  • 1 oz Beefeater gin
  • 2 dashes bitter
  • 1/2 can apple cider
  • 1 teaspoon lemon or lime juice
  • 1 small stick cinnamon


  • Fill a glass halfway with ice and add the rest of the ingredients.
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