jumping on the bandwagon. [apple cider bourbon cocktail]

September 29th, 2021 by | comments

Considering it’s officially fall, I figured it was time to jump on the bandwagon and start posting some fall-inspired recipes. I was itching to make something with apple cider and landed on this cocktail. Although I’m not typically a bourbon fan, I’ve got to say, this drink was fabulous. And it came together SO quickly. Perfect for a get together or holiday!

apple cider bourbon cocktail
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Serves: 2
  • 6 oz. apple cider, plus additional for the rim of the glass
  • 4 oz. bourbon
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • ½ Tbsp. cinnamon
  • 4 oz. ginger beer
  • Rosemary sprig, for garnish
  • Juice of lemon, if desired
  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add apple cider and bourbon, then shake for 30 seconds.
  2. Pour a small amount of apple cider in a small bowl or plate. Mix 1 Tbsp. sugar and ½ Tbsp. cinnamon in another small bowl or small plate.
  3. Dip rim of both drinking glasses in apple cider, then dip in cinnamon sugar mixture to create a cinnamon-sugar rim.
  4. Add ice to both glasses, then strain apple cider bourbon into each glass.
  5. Top cocktails off with ginger beer, then garnish with a rosemary sprig. Add a squeeze of fresh lemon juice to the cocktail, if desired.

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