DrinkWire is Liquor.com’s showcase for the best articles, recipes and reviews from the web’s top writers and bloggers. In this post, Justin Simko offers a fall cocktail.

Named after the iconic bewitched poison apple from Snow White, "I Tried It, Not Poison" is proven to be an invigorating concoction, rather than a tiring one.


It's a complex sipper inspired by the Moscow Mule, offering a lot of depth while remaining a light and refreshing combination of bourbon, apple shrub, egg whites, and ginger beer. The bourbon, Barrel #91 by Chattanooga Whiskey, was an easy choice due to its viscosity and high rye mash-bill. The baking spices are prevalent on the palate and pair nicely with the housemade ginger beer, which is then brightened with lime juice and apple shrub.


  • 1.5 oz Chattanooga Whiskey “91” Bourbon
  • .75 oz Apple Shrub (2 parts Apple Cider Vinegar, 1 part apple cider, 1 part maple syrup)
  • .5 oz Lime Juice
  • 1 egg white
  • 2.5 oz House Made Ginger Beer


Shake all ingredients with kold draft cubes. Double strain and dry shake. Pour into a Collins glass, top with ginger beer, and garnish with an apple shuriken.