Apple Bourbon Cocktail with Ginger Syrup

Apple Bourbon CocktailI haven’t posted a cocktail recipe since the summer. But lately, I’ve been making more cocktails, especially seasonally inspired ones. Our latest favorite has been this delicious apple Bourbon concoction. We adapted the recipe for this fall drink from our friends at Julibox, who launched a brilliant online business selling monthly cocktail ingredient kits, similar to our side business GrubKit. This drink is perfect during your Thanksgiving festivities. Enjoy and have a wonderful holiday!

Although I put the cinnamon stick as optional, I strongly recommend to add one to your drink. It provides a wonderful aroma as you take each sip and it’s a nice decorative touch this time of year. Ginger syrup is a great addition to cocktails because of its peppery sweet flavor (post on homemade ginger syrup coming soon). As for the bourbon, I like using Bulleit. It’s a great bourbon on its own, but I absolutely love it in mixed drinks.

In a cocktail shaker, combine apple juice, lemon juice, ginger syrup and ice and shake.

Pour mixture in glasses over ice and garnish with lemon peel and cinnamon stick.

Apple Bourbon Cocktail with Ginger Syrup

  • 1 1/2 ounces bourbon whiskey
  • 1/2 ounce ginger syrup (homemade or store-bought)
  • 1 ounce apple juice
  • 1/2 of a lemon, juiced
  • lemon peel for garnish
  • 1 cinnamon stick, optional for garnish

    Fill a shaker with ice, then pour in bourbon, ginger syrup and apple juice; shake until cold.

    Strain the mixture into a glass with ice. Garnish with a lemon peel and cinnamon stick.

    Total Time: 10 minutes
    Yield: makes 1 cocktail
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    6 Responses to “Apple Bourbon Cocktail with Ginger Syrup”

    1. Betty Ann @Mango_Queen November 22, 2012 at 12:36 pm #

      Oh this is soooo refreshing! Great drink for fall and the holidays. Thanks for sharing. Happy Thanksgiving, Barb & Max! Grateful for your friendship!

      • Barb November 22, 2012 at 1:49 pm #

        Thank you, Betty Ann! We’re grateful for yours too 🙂 Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family. Regards to Elpi from me and Max.

    2. Diana December 2, 2012 at 9:11 pm #

      Great pics! And I vote that you definitely post more cocktail recipes. 🙂

      • Barb December 3, 2012 at 9:36 am #

        Thanks! Don’t worry, I’ll post more cocktail recipes. Over the weekend we bought Libbey coupe glasses so I definitely want to showcase those 🙂

    3. Simply Tia January 25, 2013 at 12:50 pm #

      I’m definitely making this one for Super Bowl night!!! It sounds soooo good! Thanks.

      • Barb January 25, 2013 at 1:33 pm #

        Awesome, thanks so much! Let me know how it turns out 🙂

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