Turn fresh apple cider into the perfect fall cocktail!
Welcome to Day 6 of Booze Week. Today is the last day for this round. Don’t fret though, Boozy Desserts Week kicks off again in October. This one is the Halloween Edition of Boozy Desserts Week and will take place from October 20 to 24. You’re welcome!
Today my special guest is the talented Erin Sellin of Dinners, Dishes and Desserts. Erin is a really good friend of mine, in and out of blogging. She’s amazing, always so open and generous with her time. She cooks up some of the most amazing treats you’ve ever seen. I am completely in love with her Skillet Brownie and cannot wait to put my own spin on that bad boy.
I think the coolest part of blogging is meeting people with similar passions in life. I consider myself lucky to get to do what I love for a living. Making friends with folks like Erin is just the icing on the cake. Or the apple in the cider. Please welcome Erin back to the blog.
Hi everyone! I am Erin, and I write over at Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts. I live in Colorado with my husband and 9 year old son. We love being outside and enjoying the mountains. I share tons of recipes, from snacks and appetizers, to easy dinners and desserts. Plus some cocktails along the way ☺ I am super happy to be helping Kim out again today. Last time I share a Brown Butter Seafood Risotto, and this time booze!
Apples are all over the place now, and I love it! Fall is my favorite seasoning. I hate that it leads into winter, but while it is here I fully enjoy it! I just shared a recipe for caramel apple pie bars that might be my new favorite fall recipe. My crazy family doesn’t like apples in baked goods, so unfortunately I don’t get to have as many apple treats as I would like. They do like cider though! We actually have a cider press from when my husband was a kid, so every year we make our own apple cider. What better way to use up some of that apple cider than in a cocktail. And spicy bourbon just seemed like the perfect pair. And, Bourbon Apple Cider was born!
If you have ever checked out any of my cocktail recipes, you know that I have a thing for fizz. And this one is no exception. This time I mixed in a little ginger ale for some sweetness and fizz. If you want to go all out, you could even line the rim of your glasses with a cinnamon and sugar mixture. Too bad I didn’t think of that until too late! The bourbon gives the apple cider a little heat and spice. Bourbon apple cider is perfect for sipping on a cool fall day.
- 1 ?2 cup Apple Cider
- 1 ?2 cup Ginger Ale
- 1 oz Triple Sec
- 1 oz Bourbon I use Bullleit Bourbon
Mix everything together in a small pitcher. Pour over 2 glasses filled with ice. Garnish with a cinnamon stick if desired.
Thanks so much to Erin for whipping up this fabulous cocktail for all of us today. I wish I was sipping on one right now. It looks so inviting.
Be sure to hop on over to Erin’s blog, Dinners, Dishes and Desserts to check out all of her amazing recipes. You can also follow Erin on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. I suggest you follow her everywhere. She’s an amazing cook and will tempt your tummy all over social media.
Thanks to all my Booze Week Participants. This week has been so much fun and I am so thankful to have friends to count on when I need some time off.
You can see the other Booze Week Participants below:
- A Light Drizzle: Guest Post by Ashley of Quarter Life (Crisis) Cuisine
- Electric Tea: Guest Post by Kita of Pass the Sushi and Girl Carnivore
- Bourbon Laced Vanilla Chai Tea Latte: Guest Post by Aly of Cooking in Stilettos
- Sage Smash Gin and Tonic: Guest Post by Isabelle of Crumb
- Spiced Plum Jam & Gin Cocktail: Guest Post by The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen
Toodles and smoochies! xx