Author Notes: This drink was inspired by an Apple Cider martini I sampled at our local farmers market and the tradition of a neighbor who offers hot spiked cider to parents of trick or treaters. I tried mixing cold sweet cider with vodka, rum or bourbon. All were good but I liked the Maker's Mark bourbon version best. I used a little cinnamon syrup to add extra sweetness and spice. —JoanG
shot glass of Maker's Mark bourbon
ounces good local apple cider, best if unpasteurized
shot of cinnamon syrup (like Torani or Monin)
apple slice for garnish
ice cubes or crushed ice
- Mix bourbon, cider and syrup together in a cocktail shaker along with the ice cubes or crushed ice. Shake and strain into a glass.
- Garnish with apple slice. Sip, and enjoy giving out candy to the trick or treaters. I think this treat is better than candy!