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Rustic Apple Cider and Bourbon Cocktail

Rustic Apple Cider and Bourbon Cocktail

Embrace Autumn with a Rustic Apple Cider and Bourbon Cocktail

As the leaves begin to change and the air turns crisp, there’s no better way to embrace the autumn season than with a warm, rustic cocktail in hand. The Rustic Apple Cider and Bourbon Cocktail is the perfect drink to do just that, combining the sweet, tart flavors of fresh apple cider with the rich, smooth taste of bourbon.

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The Perfect Blend of Flavors

This cocktail is a harmonious blend of flavors that are synonymous with fall. The bourbon provides a robust base, offering a hint of caramel and vanilla notes, while the fresh apple cider adds a natural sweetness and tartness that is utterly refreshing. The addition of fresh lemon juice cuts through the sweetness, providing a balanced acidity that brightens up the drink.

To enhance the autumnal flavors, a teaspoon of maple syrup is added for a subtle sweetness and a hint of woodiness. The ground cinnamon and nutmeg provide a warm, spicy undertone that complements the bourbon and apple cider beautifully.

Easy to Make, Hard to Forget

One of the best parts about this cocktail is how incredibly easy it is to make. Simply combine all the ingredients in a shaker with ice, give it a good shake, and strain it into a rustic mason jar filled with ice. Garnish with fresh apple slices and a cinnamon stick, and you have a cocktail that looks as good as it tastes.

A Rustic Presentation

Serving this cocktail in a mason jar not only adds to the rustic charm but also allows the beautiful colors of the drink to shine through. The garnish of fresh apple slices and a cinnamon stick adds a touch of elegance and a nod to the flavors within the drink.

Perfect for Any Autumn Occasion

Whether you’re hosting a fall gathering, sitting around a bonfire, or simply enjoying a quiet night in, the Rustic Apple Cider and Bourbon Cocktail is the perfect companion. It’s a drink that warms you from the inside out, making it ideal for those chilly autumn nights.


  • 2 oz Bourbon
  • 4 oz Fresh Apple Cider
  • 1 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 tsp Maple Syrup
  • A pinch of Ground Cinnamon
  • A pinch of Ground Nutmeg
  • Apple slices and Cinnamon Stick for garnish
  • Ice


  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Add the bourbon, fresh apple cider, fresh lemon juice, maple syrup, ground cinnamon, and ground nutmeg to the shaker.
  3. Shake well until the mixture is well chilled.
  4. Strain the mixture into a rustic mason jar filled with ice.
  5. Garnish with apple slices and a cinnamon stick.
  6. Serve immediately and enjoy!

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