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Someone Spiked the Cider

December 15, 2017

It’s that time of year again a month full of company holiday parties and heading home to see the family. Are you the one hosting the party this year? Having some friends over for a wreath making activity? Whatever the occasion, you should go and make this spiced apple cider and bourbon cocktail for a festive addition to these cold winter nights.

Someone Spiked the Cider

  • cinnamon sugar (3 tbsp sugar + 3 tsp cinnamon, mixed)
  • 2 oz bourbon
  • 1/4 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 oz brown sugar simple syrup (see below for recipe)
  • 1/4 oz Campari

For the simple syrup, combine a tablespoon of brown sugar and a tablespoon of water in a small microwavable bowl. Microwave for 20 seconds and mix until all of the sugar dissolves.

Pour the cinnamon sugar in a small plate. In another plate, add some water. Take your coupe and turn it upside down. While keeping it flat, wet the rim of the coupe in the water, then place it in the plate with the cinnamon sugar to coat.

In a shaker, combine the bourbon, lemon juice, 1/4 oz simple syrup and Campari with ice and shake.

Garnish with a rosemary sprig with cranberries for extra festivity (I usually make the holes in the cranberries with something else beforehand to make it easier).


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