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These apple bourbon cocktails are incredibly refreshing and a great mix of sweet with a bit of tartness. Take advantage of those Fall apples! #bourbon #cocktailrecipe #cocktails #applecider #honeycrisp #maplesyrup #falldrink #alcohol #fall
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Maple Honeycrisp Bourbon Cocktail

These apple bourbon cocktails are incredibly refreshing and a great mix of sweet with a bit of tartness.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Drink
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bourbon cocktail, fall drink recipe
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 225kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 medium honeycrisp apples, sliced (gala or fuji work as well)
  • 1 cup water
  • 3/4 cup apple cider (fresh is best)
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 - 2 tsp granulated or superfine sugar
  • 2/3 cup bourbon (approximately 5 oz)
  • additional honeycrisp apple slices, for garnish
  • fresh thyme sprigs, for garnish

Instructions

  • Add apples, water, cider, lemon juice, maple syrup and sugar to a blender and process about a minute, or until smooth.
  • Place a fine mesh sieve over the top of a pitcher and pour blender mixture through the sieve, pressing with a rubber spatula to remove all liquid down into the pitcher. Discard solids.
  • Stir in bourbon and chill for an hour or two. Serve over ice, and garnished with apple slices and fresh thyme sprigs.

Notes

1 serving is approximately 1 cup

Non-alcoholic version:

  • Replace bourbon with equivalent amount of ginger ale or club soda

Lower calorie version (from cooking light):

  • decrease apple cider down to 1/2 cup
  • decrease maple syrup down to 1 1/2 Tbsp
  • omit sugar

Nutrition

Calories: 225kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 256mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 75IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 0.4mg