Apple cider bourbon whiskey cocktails are easy and made using a crock pot. Perfect for fall weather and football season!
Chelsey from Budget Girl!
Fall is nearly here! August really flew by, didn’t it? I don’t know about the rest of you, but fall is my favorite season and I’m really excited for it this year. Not for any particular reason, I think summer is just getting to me a bit. Not that it’s going to cool down in Georgia any time soon, but I look forward to it regardless.
On my own blog, I dedicate the entire month of September to pumpkin recipes (so if any of you pumpkin enthusiasts want notifications of new pumpkin recipes, be sure to head on over there and sign up for my email updates!). Which means I often get left in the dust when it comes to apple recipes. Kind of a bummer, because I do really like apple. But by the time, I get to it, it's time to start preparing for The Golden Trio (Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas).
Not this year, though! This year, I’ve already put two apple recipes on my blog (two! The first was apple pie with streusel and the other was a batch of apple beermosas. I’m REALLY excited about the second one) and now I have one here for all of you!
I’ve written a few cocktail recipes for Camille this year, ranging from the time-consuming (Red, White, and Blue Shooters) to the easy, but messy (Peach Beermosas). So this would should be refreshing in how easy and clean it is.
Apple Cider Bourbon Whiskey Cocktail
- 6 oz warm apple cider
- 2 oz bourbon whiskey
I love bourbon. Love it. In fact, I’ve been incorporating it into recipes a lot lately (check out my Butter Pecan Bourbon Cake!). I especially love flavored bourbon—apple cider, pecan pie (oh, yes, that does exist), honey…my brother-in-law recently found a blackberry bourbon that was amazing.
This recipe uses plain Evan Williams Straight Bourbon, but any of those would be delicious, as well. Even the blackberry, probably. (I think I might have to try it and find out, though!)
This is an easy recipe. Pour some apple cider into a crock pot and set the temperature to “low.” Let it warm up for an hour or two. Then pour 2 ounces of bourbon into a glass and add 6 ounces of warm cider to it. If you want, you can add a cinnamon stick to that, but I found it unnecessary (and difficult to drink around).
This is absolutely wonderful, but it has a bit of a kick. So if you’re not used to drinking bourbon, this might hit you a little hard. And the great thing about it is that, if you have guests who don’t drink, they have some plain warm apple cider to drink from.
If you don’t like bourbon, I did try this with red wine a few years ago and that was also great (and a great way to get rid of some wine you don’t particularly care for). As for me, I find the bourbon very pleasant. This is wonderful to just sit and sip on a fall day. It also makes a pretty cheap drink for football parties, in fact! (Pair it with my jalapeno beer queso dip!)
What are you looking forward to this fall?