How to Make Bourbon Apple Cider + some cheese love (12 Day Blogger Challenge Day 9)

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.

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But first, a little chacuterie action! Because let’s be honest: what’s a party without cheese and prosciutto?




Triple Cream // Flory’s Truckle // Challerhocker


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.

bourbon apple cider 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.

shot of bourbon

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.

shaker with stir stick

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.

glasses with ice

Pop the lid onto your shaker and pour evenly into each glass.

pouring the drink

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!

bourbon apple cider

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.

Do you think you’ll try this yummy cocktail? Let me know if you do!!

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4 thoughts on “How to Make Bourbon Apple Cider + some cheese love (12 Day Blogger Challenge Day 9)

  1. jinahhh October 28, 2014 at 7:18 pm Reply

    omgerrrd that looks delicious..

  2. Lauryn October 28, 2014 at 11:46 pm Reply

    SO GOOD, way to ID that cheese.

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