If you’re anything like me, then you LOVE food, drink, and everything in between. You also love seeing photos of other people’s get togethers and parties. Day 9 of the 12 Day Blogger Challenges requires me to teach you how to do something, so I decided to show you how I made a delicious Bourbon Apple Cider cocktail for a get together we had on Saturday.
But first, a little chacuterie action! Because let’s be honest: what’s a party without cheese and prosciutto?
We purchased the food from a local shop called Cheese Plus. One of the employees was nice enough to walk us through some cheeses to find some crowd pleasers. And please they did. It was hard to pick a favorite, but I think I’d have to go with the Truckle. It was a little bit salty, a little bit sweet, a little bit tangy, but all delicious.
Now for the cocktail…
I found this basic recipe on Pinterest and adapted it to fit our needs. In my opinion, the original recipe was a bit weak in the booze department for this particular get together, so I changed it up a bit. First, round up your ingredients.
You can use regular apple cider or sparkling cider. We went with sparkling for a lighter beverage; however, if you wanted more of a heartier drink, I’d go with real cider. Next, keep it classy and measure your booze.
Add bourbon (I like Bulleit), Grand Marnier (I would suggest this over straight Triple Sec because it’s mixed with congac), cider, and ginger ale to a shaker of ice.
Because the ginger ale is carbonated (and the cider I used was sparkling), you probably don’t want to shake this cocktail (unless you want a mess); instead, give it a few vigorous stirs. Meanwhile, prepare your glasses each with a large ice cube (I’ll be adding a post on this ice cube hack in the next couple of days!) and cinnamon stick garnish.
Pop the lid onto your shaker and pour evenly into each glass.
Voila! Autumnal goodness! I would suggest being careful with this cocktail; it’s super delicious and can lead to wanting multiple glasses. Proceed with caution!
Here’s the recipe! Enjoy!
Bourbon Apple Cider
Adapted from Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts
*Yields 4 cocktails
4 oz. bourbon
2 oz. Grand Marnier
1 cup apple cider or sparkling apple cider
1 cup ginger ale
4 large ice cubes
4 cinnamon sticks
Add first four ingredients to a shaker of ice. DO NOT shake. Add one large ice cube to each glass. Stir contents of shaker vigorously. Add shaker lid and pour evenly into each glass. Garnish with cinnamon stick.
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