Autumn is all about cozying up next to the fireplace on a brisk night, preferably with a cocktail and holiday music playing, of course. We love apple cider, and this week we use it as the base of the perfect fall cocktail. It is paired with the whiskey or bourbon of your choice, topped with a cinnamon sugar rim, and garnished with apples and a cinnamon stick. This cocktail is sure to make any fall dinner party (or cozy night in) complete. Also, all of the ingredients are vegan. Cheers!
Ingredients (for one serving):
- 2 oz. whiskey/bourbon, I used Maker’s Mark (Bulleit is also delicious)
- 4 oz. apple cider
- 1 1/2 tablespoons white granulated sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 orange, sliced into quarters
- 1 apple, sliced thin
- cinnamon sticks
Note: You will have enough of the cinnamon sugar mixture and orange to make about four drinks, so you don’t need to increase those quantities for each serving.
First, mix the cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl. Pour the mixture on a plate or shallow bowl large enough to fit the glass in. Run the orange around the rim of each glass leaving a bit of juice. Place the rim in the cinnamon sugar mixture until well coated.
In a cocktail shaker, combine the whiskey, apple cider, and ice. Shake well. Pour into reserved glass.
Garnish with apple slices and a cinnamon stick. Turn on the holiday music and light the fireplace. Enjoy!