For our autumn harvest, Jaime and I decided to pair a complimentary cocktail with our meal. I am not a mixologist (although the idea of a having the ability to whip up an extraordinary cocktail from a bottle of goldschlagger and whatever you have in the fridge sounds like a kind of super-power) so Jaime and I went on the hunt for something that might go well with our fall flavors. When I stumbled upon this ginger-cider-bourbon cocktail I knew it would be perfect!!
Ginger Apple Bourbon Cocktail (From Tampopo Post)
Ginger Beer (Get real ginger beer, not ginger ale – the favors are totally different. My favorite is Goslings, if you can find it. Otherwise Goose Island and Sprecher are good too.)
Fill a glass with ice. Add ginger beer, cider, and bourbon at a 2:2:1 ratio. If you want to dress it up, cut an apple across its equator into slices for garnish. Stir. Sip. Feel the warmth in your tummy. Be happy.
If you’re planning to serve this at a holiday party you can replace the apple slice with a cinnamon stick for something more festive!
And if your looking for a non-alcoholic version you can replace the bourbon with a teaspoon of maple syrup for a delicious alternative.