With just 4 ingredients, this Cinnamon Apple Bourbon Smash will put you in the mood for fall with its warming fall flavors.
>> For more great cocktails try this Pomegranate French 75 or these 25 Thanksgiving-Inspired Cocktails for the Holiday.
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.
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.
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 Caramel Apple & Spiced Rum Cocktail.
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Cinnamon Apple Bourbon Smash
- 2 ounces Bourbon
- 2 ounces apple cider
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 2 teaspoon Agave syrup
- 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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