Cinnamon Apple Bourbon Smash

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With just 4 ingredients, this Cinnamon Apple Bourbon Smash will put you in the mood for fall with its warming fall flavors.

I love this cocktail even though I’m not really a bourbon drinker. The apple juice and lime mask all but the slightest bourbon taste, making it an easy drinking fall cocktail.

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Bourbon’s warming properties make it a nice addition to fall or winter cocktail. It’s got tremendous depth of flavor on its own and pairing it with cinnamon and apple is pretty spectacular.

Like many classic cocktails, the smash’s history as a cocktail is uncertain. In the late 19th century, bartenders were making a Whiskey Smash that consisted of whiskey, sugar, water, mint, and seasonal fruit. A smash always has seasonal fruit in it.

Want to try the classic version? Here’s the recipe.

Apple Bourbon cocktail

This recipe is so easy to remember how to make, and even easier to put together. Just grab a shot glass or a cocktail jigger and measure out the parts.

It needs 2 oz Bourbon, 2 oz apple juice, 1 tbsp lime juice, and 2 tsp agave syrup. Serve it in a tumbler with ice and a stick of cinnamon.

I also like to sprinkle a bit of freshly grated nutmeg on the top, and garnish with apple slices.

This recipe makes just one Apple Bourbon Smash cocktail, so be sure to double the quantity for two!

» If you like apple cocktails, we also suggest this delicious dessert cocktail

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Apple Bourbon cocktail

Cinnamon Apple Bourbon Smash

This cocktail has all the warming flavors of fall. Try this fun twist on a classic at your next holiday party.
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple, Bourbon
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 cocktail
Author: Laura


  • 2 oz Bourbon
  • 2 oz apple cider
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tsp Agave syrup

For garnish

  • Sprinkle of cinnamon and/or nutmeg
  • Apple slices
  • Cinnamon stick


  • Add all ingredients (except for garnish) to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously. Serve over ice. Garnish with freshly grated cinnamon and/or nutmet, apple slices and a stick of cinnamon.


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