Article Profile - Bourbon Cider
  • Main Ingredient Bourbon
  • Mixer 1 Apple Cider
  • Mixer 2 Simple Syrup (water+sugar)
  • Garnish Cloves

Bourbon Cider

For the Spiced Syrup (Makes about 1 1/2 cups)

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp. whole cloves, crushed
  • 1 (3-inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 stick cinnamon

For the Cocktail

  • 3 oz. apple cider
  • 12 oz. bourbon
  • 1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
  • Dried apple slice, to garnish


  1. For the syrup: Boil 1 cup water in a small saucepan. Remove from heat; stir in sugar, cloves, ginger, and cinnamon; let sit for 1 hour. Strain and chill syrup.
  2. For the cocktail: Mix 34 oz. spiced syrup, cider, bourbon, and juice in a shaker with ice; shake to chill. Strain into a martini glass; garnish with apple.

Recipe Tags: #cider
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