Welcome Fall With This Bourbon + Honey Cider Cocktail

Welcome fall's crisp weather with this oh-so-sippable bourbon and honey apple cider cocktail in hand.

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Ingredients

Makes 4 servings

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 8 sage leaves (plus more for garnish)
  • 1 orange, cut into 8 pieces
  • bourbon
  • apple cider

Make Simple Syrup

Combine water, honey, sugar, sage and orange slices into a saucepan. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 2-3 minutes or until sugar and honey have dissolved. Remove from heat, and allow to cool to room temperature before transferring to a pitcher.

Making Syrup for Bourbon Honey Cider Cocktail

Step 1 - Make Syrup

Combine water, honey, sugar, sage and orange slices into a saucepan. Bring to a boil on high heat, then simmer for 2-3 minutes or until sugar and honey have dissolved. Remove from heat, then allow to cool to room temperature before transferring to a pitcher.

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Flynnside Out Productions

Pour Bourbon Over Ice

Fill individual glasses with ice, then add a shot of bourbon to each glass.

Pouring Bourbon Over Ice for Bourbon Honey Cider Cocktail

Step 2 - Pour Bourbon Over Ice

Fill glasses with ice, then add a shot of bourbon to each glass.

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Flynnside Out Productions

Add Syrup

Pour one fourth of simple syrup mixture in each cocktail glass.

Adding Syrup to Glass for Bourbon Honey Cider Cocktail

Step 3 - Add Syrup

Add syrup to each glass -- one fourth of total mixture for each cocktail.

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Flynnside Out Productions

Add Splash of Cider

Top off each glass with a splash of fresh apple cider.

Splash of Cider for Bourbon Honey Cider Cocktail

Step 4 - Add Splash of Cider

Top off each glass with a splash of fresh apple cider.

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Flynnside Out Productions

Garnish + Serve

Garnish each glass with an orange slice and sage. Pop in a drinking straw and serve!

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