Apple Cider Cocktails to Welcome Fall
Apple cider is something you can love hot or cold, during the day or late at night. Its diverse usage during the fall months make it a staple for any home during this season. Since apple cider is probably already in your kitchen, if not on your shopping list, it’s an easy base to have for a fall-inspired cocktail. Give some of these recipes a try with a special liquor bottle, it’ll make this type of drink a staple to enjoy all year.
Basil Hayden's Two by Two Rye Whiskey
Basil Hayden's Two by Two Rye Whiskey is a four bottle blend of 5-year-old Kentucky Straight Rye, 7-year-old Kentucky Straight Rye, 13-year-old Kentucky Straight Bourbon, and 6-year-old Kentucky Straight Bourbon. With a light-bodied, warm texture taste, this blend is perfect to serve in a cider-inspired cocktail. The finish is long, with hints of vanilla, adding an extra flavor to your drink.
- 2 oz Basil Hayden’s Two by Two Rye Whiskey
- ½ oz fresh lemon juice
- ¼ oz real maple syrup
- 2 oz fresh apple cider
Simply combine lemon juice, maple syrup, whiskey and ice. Shake briefly to chill and strain over fresh ice. Top with apple cider and a garnish of sliced apples.
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Jefferson’s Reserve Pritchard Hill Cabernet Cask Finished Bourbon
Jefferson’s Reserve Pritchard Hill Cabernet Cask Finished Bourbon is a tri-whiskey blend finished in ex-Cabernet Sauvignon Chappellet Wine French Oak Casks. The wine barrels sweetness gives the bourbon tasting notes of dark berry, espresso and chocolate. With a long, smokey and tannins filled finish, an apple cider cocktail compliments the taste profile perfectly.
- 1 ¼ oz Jefferon’s Reserve Pritchard Hill Cabernet Cask Finished Bourbon
- Hot apple cider
- Dash of allspice
- Tall cinnamon stick
- Lemon slice
Simple add bourbon to your favorite mug. Fill the mug with hot apple cider and a dash of allspice. Garnish with a lemon slice and cinnamon stick.
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Dos Maderas Rum
Dos Maderas Rum hails from a five-year aging process in the Caribbean. This rum is then double-barreled for another three years in Spain. This is the world’s only doubled cask aged rum. The balanced palette presents notes of tropical spices and ripe fruits, an uncanny compliment for an apple cider cocktail. With a distinctly rich and smooth taste, the smokey oak and tobacco finish makes this rum go well with just about anything.
- 2 oz Dos Maderas Rum
- 1 ½ oz Apple cider
- ¾ oz Chamomile tea
- ¾ oz Demerara syrup
- ½ oz Fresh lemon juice
Simply add all these ingredients into a pot and bring it to a boil. Serve in a coffee mug and garnish with a lemon wheel and fresh grated nutmeg.
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- The G.O.A.T.