Apple Cider Bourbon Cocktail

It’s the best parts of a caramel apple in a rich, creamy adult beverage. 


  • 1 oz. (30 mL) cinnamon brown sugar simple syrup (see cook's tip)
  • 2 oz. (60 mL) bourbon
  • 1 oz. (30 mL) half & half
  • 4 oz. (125 mL) apple cider
  • 2 cups (500 mL) ice, divided
  •  Optional: apple slices, cinnamon stick, caramel


  1. Add the simple syrup, bourbon, half & half, and cider to the large cup of the Cocktail Shaker.

  2. Add 1 cup (250 mL) of the ice to the large cup, seal the shaker, and shake vigorously.

  3. To serve, add 1 tbsp (15 mL) of caramel to the bottom of a chilled glass and fill with ice. Use the Cocktail Strainer to strain into the glass. Garnish the glass with an apple slice, drizzle of caramel, and a cinnamon stick.

Cook's Tips:

Cinnamon Brown Sugar Simple Syrup:

  • ½ cup (125 mL) light brown sugar
  • ⅛ (0.5 mL) ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup (125 mL) water
  1. 1. Combine the sugar, cinnamon, and water in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer, uncovered, over medium heat.

  2. 2. When the sugar dissolves, remove the pan from the heat, cover, and let the syrup stand for 10 minutes.

  3. 3. Let the syrup cool completely before using. Store, covered, in the refrigerator for up to 6 months.

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