Fall Drink Ideas + Recipes for Thirsty Thursday


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The weather is beginning to change, and that chill in the air reminds us to snuggle up and mix one of these delicious Fall cocktails.

Apple Cider Bourbon Cocktail

Bourbon apple cider

Shared from Pinteterst – www.stylemepretty.com

Ingredients:

  • Bourbon
  • Apple cider (*homemade recipe is below)
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Granulated sugar
  • Rosemary sprig
Directions: Pour a small amount of apple cider in a low dish or small plate.
  • Mix equal parts ground cinnamon and granulated sugar in another bowl
  • Dip rim of drinking glass of choice in apple cider then dip in cinnamon sugar mix to create a cinnamon-sugar rim. Add 2 parts bourbon and 4 parts apple cider, stir and serve with rosemary garnish
  • Delicious hot or cold

Homemade Apple Cider

Yield: 9-12 servings
Ingredients / materials:
  • 14 medium-sized assorted apples
  • 2 oranges
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 5-6 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 whole nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoons whole cloves
  • 1 teaspoon whole allspice
  • Water
  • Tall stockpot
  • Cheesecloth
  • Potato/avocado masher
Directions:
  • Wash fruit, cut into halves or quarters, and place in a large stock pot (seeds, peels and all) along with all other ingredients
  • Fill with water, leaving about 2-3″ of space from the top of the pot
  • Boil uncovered for an hour, stirring frequently to prevent burn (an old new englander tip to prevent boiling over is to put a wooden spoon across the top of the pot)
  • After an hour, cover and simmer for 2-3 more hours, crushing fruit with your masher and stirring occasionally. taste and add more sugar or seasoning to your liking
  • Remove from heat, let it cool and strain all contents through cheesecloth in to a clean container. Make sure to get every last drop from the cheesecloth, that’s where the flavor is!
  • Pour in to mason jars and keep refrigerated
  • Serve hot with cinnamon stick garnish or, cold with bourbon

Recipe Can Be Found on HipLatina’s Pinterest Board

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