Bourbon & Apple Highball

October 27, 2021
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Photo by Ty Mecham. Prop Stylist: Brooke Deonarine. Food Stylist: Kate Buckens.
  • Prep time 5 minutes
  • Cook time 10 minutes
  • makes 1 cocktail
Test Kitchen Notes

In our new sippable fave, Basil Hayden® Bourbon makes friends with apple, walnut, bittersweet Cynar, and spicy cinnamon. The result: fall in a glass.

This recipe is shared in partnership with Basil Hayden®.

Drink Smart™. Basil Hayden® Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, 40% Alc./Vol. ©2021 Kentucky Springs Distilling Co., Clermont, KY —The Editors

What You'll Need
  • For the cocktail:
  • 1 1/4 parts Basil Hayden® Kentucky Straight Bourbon
  • 1 part apple cordial
  • 1/2 part freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 part Cynar
  • 1/2 part Nux Alpina Walnut Liqueur
  • Soda water
  • Cinnamon stick, for garnish
  • For the apple cordial:
  • 1 cup fresh Gala apple juice
  • 1 cup sugar
  1. For the cocktail:
  2. Combine the Basil Hayden® Kentucky Straight Bourbon, apple cordial, lemon juice, Cynar, and walnut liqueur in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously to combine.
  3. Fine-strain the cocktail into a highball glass filled with fresh ice.
  4. Top off the drink with soda water and garnish with a torched cinnamon stick.
  1. For the apple cordial:
  2. Combine the apple juice and sugar in a medium saucepan set over medium heat. Bring up to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until the sugar is dissolved. Let cool and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

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