Cider Smash

Friday, December 3, 2010

Darling Annie of Marry You Me sent me a divine cocktail recipe last week, and it was so heavenly I had to share it with all of you! The Cider Smash is a cocktail that dates back to as early as the 1880's, and its holiday flavors are perfect as the weather gets cooler!


Cider Smash

2 oz of bourbon
1/2 tsp of freshly squeezed lemon juice
a dash of simple syrup
chilled sparkling apple cider


Combine bourbon, lemon juice and simply syrup in a cocktail shaker with ice; shake vigorously for no more than 10 seconds. Strain into a champagne flute or cocktail glass, and top with chilled sparkling cider.

Notes: A Cider Smash is the perfect opportunity to try bourbon if you're usually more of a gin or vodka drinker; Wild Turkey is actually one of the few US bourbons that uses exclusively non-GMO corn, and is delightfully inexpensive!


Have a wonderful weekend, darling readers!


Photo by Romulo Yanes for Gourmet.

19 comments:

  1. that sounds really good! Go Annie!!
    Happy weekend Lena!!

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  2. mmm. I will have to try this. I have never been a drink mixer.. but I will give it a go!

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  3. looks beautiful! jeez! we've been on a cider kick lately...

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  4. MMMmmm. This might be my Christmas Eve cocktail!

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  5. That sounds heavenly! Love you cocktail recipes!

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  6. i'll have one (or maybe two), please!

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  7. Um, I think I'm in love. And I haven't even tasted it yet. Will report back on Monday!

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  8. Sounds delightful! Perfect for our first weekend of being puppy parents :) Enjoy your weekend doll!

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  9. Looks yummy!
    And a happy weekend to you too :)

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  10. Yay! So glad you shared this - this drink is seriously so delish. I love adding a super thin apple slice into the drink. And swapping Applejack for bourbon makes it even applelier. :) Even non-drinkers enjoyed it!

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  11. i will take one of those with double the bourbon after this work week please;)
    gina

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  12. that sounds delicious and looks beautiful!
    the perfect fancy fall cocktail.

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  13. Looks so elegant and yummy!

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    Do come and enter!

    xoxo
    Karena
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  14. Ooooh, this sounds delicious!

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  15. oooo im not much into burbon but this sounds like something i want to try!

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  16. Apple cider cocktails or punches at the best! :)

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  17. Ah, any sparkling beverage is a delight!

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