Bourbon, Cranberry, and Warm Apple Cider CocktailEdit Post
Contributed by on Dec 10, 2017
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This Bourbon, Cranberry, and Warm Apple Cider Cocktail with whipped cream is over the top delicious; perfect from Fall through the New Year’s holidays!
I love this cocktail business and part of the fun is in crafting something that results in the unexpected. This is one terrific example. I was lucky to have the work done from me with this Bourbon, Apple Cider and Cranberry Warm Cocktail recipe created by Manny Hinojosa. I first published this gorgeous drink almost five years ago and I love it so much I thought that revisiting it a must; someone other than me should enjoy it too!
I was game when it was first suggested to me but I have to admit I wasn’t really feeling it. Not like some; I knew when I put together a tequila and Mexican hot chocolate one year that it was going to be fantastic but I feared this would be just a bit too girly and as much as I love the occasional sweet concoction, I know both male and female readers want cocktails, not a kids drink so I do try and showcase libations in that spectrum.
I hope that Mr. Hinojosa will accept my apologies for showing trepidation. This was Amazing. Amazeballs. Fabuloso. I mean really, really good.
The combination of apple cider and cranberry was terrific and the bourbon upped the warmth factor to a perfect level. I lightly sugared the whipping cream with brown sugar and the cinnamon sprinkled on top made it all perfect. It’s like fall/winter in a warm mug with a bit of spirit to boot.
I should have known by now to trust the pros. Over the past several years I’ve become far more adventurous with cocktails and this one is such a perfect example of the parts being greater than the sum. Not a fan of eggnog spiked with bourbon but want your own holiday sip while enjoying the fire? Try this Bourbon, Cranberry, and Warm Apple Cider Cocktail; I think you’ll be hooked too!
The Warm and Toasty and More Perfectly Warm Fall Drinks
- 1 1/2 oz. Bourbon
- 1 1/2 oz. frozen cranberry juice concentrate, thawed
- 5 oz. hot apple cider
- Whipped cream (I used brown sugar in it for this drink and just a bit, better if not overly sweet)
- Dash of ground cinnamon
- Apple slice and orange wheel for garnish (optional)
- In a coffee mug, combine apple cider, cranberry juice and bourbon.
- Stir and top with whipped cream and cinnamon. Garnish with apple slice & orange wheel if desired.