May 16, 2013 Newhall Farm Ice Cider Cocktail Recipe for Spring and Summer Though the spring crocus we typically see here in New England is not Crocus sativus from which the exotic spice saffron is born, this beverage based on a fruit of fall, winters over as ice cider, only to surface at spring in a delightfully refreshing cocktail that wafts of a summer breeze. Spring Crocus 3 oz. Newhall Farm Ice Cider 1 oz. Vermont vodka 1/2 oz. fresh lime juice 3-4 long threads of saffron Splash sparkling water Combine first 4 ingredients over ice.Add sparkling water. Stir. Add ice. Garnish with lime. Learn more about Newhall Farm Ice Cider and check out our Golden Apple cocktail recipe featured in Upper Valley Life magazine, July-August 2013.