Awesome Apple Cider Bourbon Cocktail Recipe: Stirred, Not Shaken by Ann Marie Patitucci

2 years ago

Awesome Apple Cider Bourbon Cocktail Recipe: Stirred, Not Shaken

Cheers to fallmy favorite season! This delicious cocktail recipe is considered a classic “stirred” cocktail, which requires stirring the ingredients together instead of shaking them. 

Serve this bourbon cocktail recipe without ice – and with the taste of autumn. Cheers!

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 


  • 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) apple cider
  • 2 ounces (4 tablespoons) bourbon
  • 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) sweet vermouth
  • 1/2 ounce (1 tablespoon) fresh lemon juice
  • 1 dash orange bitters
  • garnishes: apple slices, cinnamon stick or sprig of thyme

Here’s how to make it:

  1. Pour the cider, bourbon and sweet vermouth in a mixing glass (or any glass or container you like). Add lemon juice. Stir with ice. Strain into a cocktail glass.
  2. Add a dash of orange bitters and garnish with apple slices, cinnamon stick or sprig of thyme, if desired. Serve without ice.

Note: To prevent apple slices from browning, spritz them with a little lemon juice.

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