Apple cider cocktail

October 11, 2010


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

Serves: 1

Ingredients

  • 1 shot glass of Maker's Mark bourbon
  • 4 ounces good local apple cider, best if unpasteurized
  • 1/2 shot of cinnamon syrup (like Torani or Monin)
  • 1 apple slice for garnish
  • ice cubes or crushed ice

Directions

  1. Mix bourbon, cider and syrup together in a cocktail shaker along with the ice cubes or crushed ice. Shake and strain into a glass.
  2. Garnish with apple slice. Sip, and enjoy giving out candy to the trick or treaters. I think this treat is better than candy!

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Reviews (17) Questions (0)

17 Comments

theyearinfood October 28, 2010
This sounds so delicious! I tried making a cocktail once with apple cider but it didn't turn out so well, and have shied away from it since.
 
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JoanG October 28, 2010
I really liked this combo and served it to lots of people last Friday who all gave it a thumbs up. very simple bu delicious!
 
luvcookbooks October 18, 2010
The cocktails were a big hit at the wedding shower, and very seasonal!! Thanks.
 
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JoanG October 19, 2010
I am so glad! Thanks for letting me know.
 
Sagegreen October 14, 2010
Great idea!
 
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JoanG October 15, 2010
Thanks Sagegreen!
 
cheese1227 October 13, 2010
What a great idea to reward parents who bear the elements!
 
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JoanG October 13, 2010
Yes, they deserve a treat too!
 
cheese1227 October 13, 2010
I typically have to plan for 300 trick or treaters. Even if I figure on one parent per kid, that's a LOT of bourbon!
 
Midge October 12, 2010
Sounds like my kind of treat. Will definitely be trying this.
 
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JoanG October 12, 2010
Thanks! I hope you like it.
 
luvcookbooks October 12, 2010
bringing a mixed drink to a wedding shower/brunch this w/e-- this is the one, thanks!!
 
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JoanG October 12, 2010
I hope you like it!
 
AntoniaJames October 12, 2010
Right up my alley. Although I'm strictly a Bourbon and Branch gal, I love bourbon and apple together. (Many apple desserts that I make include bourbon, some way or another.) Definitely trying this. ;o)
 
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JoanG October 12, 2010
Thanks! I think you could also use maple syrup isntead of the cinnamon syrup and just sprinkle it with cinnamon, to bring in that great maple/apple combination.
 
TiggyBee October 11, 2010
Sounds like you didn't have very much fun making this!! ; ) Sounds deliciously yummy!!
 
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JoanG October 12, 2010
Thanks, it is! And yes, a lot of fun figuring out the best combo of ingredients!