The winner? It's a toss-up. Raise a glass and make a toast. May the best team come out on top. (Oh, and by the way, if you choose to make these beverages, let's just say - more spirited - your secret's safe with us.)
Photo: Jim Bathie
Gently muddle 1 orange rind strip and 2 Tbsp. turbinado sugar in a 10-oz. glass. Stir in 1/4 cup apple cider, 2 Tbsp. fresh orange juice, and a pinch of ground cinnamon. Fill glass with crushed ice, and top with seltzer water or club soda. Gently stir. Garnish with a cinnamon stick and an orange rind strip.