This drink combines all of my favorite flavors of fall into one delicious cocktail! The Caramel Apple Cider Bourbon Cocktail is simple to make and easy to drink. You can also make it with hard cider if you’re feeling particularly festive!
Like many things in my life as a sitcom, the making of this drink recipe comes with a rather amusing story. I woke up early this morning determined to photograph this drink while the lighting in my kitchen was still optimal. My “decent-lighting” timeframe lasts for about 20 minutes–and then things get really dark and shadowy again. I had contemplated getting dressed before beginning to work–you know, in case the UPS man came to the door or something–but figured I was safe from him until late afternoon. I began setting up my shoot, testing the cocktail recipe along the way to make sure it was stellar (it is!), when the doorbell rang. I thought it was my next-door neighbor asking to borrow a cup of sugar, so I ran to the door in my pajamas while absentmindedly still carrying a bottle of bourbon. Upon opening the door I discovered that it was NOT my next-door neighbor. It was an elderly acquaintance that I barely know, and I was mortified! She asked if I was busy and instead of explaining the situation I simply mumbled an embarrassed “yes” and tried to hide the bourbon behind my back. Ack! I’m still mortified at the thought! It will certainly make for a funny story when I have the chance to explain myself to her, but for now all she knows is that I lie around in my p.j.’s hitting the sauce early morning!
So with that little behind-the-scenes look into the life of a blogger, let’s make this cocktail!
Caramel Apple Cider Bourbon Cocktail
- 2 ounces Apple Cider
- 1.5 ounces Bourbon
- 1.5 ounces Caramel Vodka
- Squeeze of fresh lemon
- Garnish rim with maple syrup and cinnamon and add a slice of apple
Directions: Pour apple cider, bourbon, caramel vodka, and squeeze of lemon into shaker with ice. Shake and strain into prepared glasses.
To garnish the rims of your glasses, place maple syrup and cinnamon on respective saucer dishes. Dip the lip of your glass into the maple syrup and then roll the lip in the cinnamon.
Serve with a slice of apple and enjoy! I just advise that if you’re going to make these be sure you are fully dressed and that it’s after 5 pm. Or maybe just don’t answer your door! 😉