Autumn Apple Bourbon Fizz.
If we’re not putting apple butter in our cocktail, are we even October-ing?
That answer would be no, so an apple butter cocktail is here!
We have a ridiculous amount of apple butter in this house. Eddie absolutely loves it and has it on toast almost daily, and he gets jars from local farms that are gigantic! The biggest jars he can find and he just enjoys the heck out of it.
I like it a lot too, but not nearly as much as he does.
However… I knew I’d love it in a cocktail.
Apple season is just the best. Not only do we go through apple butter and apple cider, but we all (well , not Emilia yet!) eat an apple every single day. Apple freaks, I tell you! This season gives me life.
I think that’s how we say it in 2018.
This is how good this is. And how simple:
You shake apple butter and bourbon together with ice. That’s it! Well, I like to add a pinch of cinnamon for extra warmth and seasonal love.
But that’s it!
Pour it in a glass. Add some ginger ale or ginger beer on top. Now that’s really it.
It’s up to you whether you want the ale or the beer. The ale is sweeter and the beer is spicier. The beer has a bite and the ale is more fizzy. I like both! It depends on what kind of mood you’re in.
Keep in mind that the apple butter does sweeten the drink, so you might be team ginger beer. I usually am.
But then sometimes, I want the ginger ale taste of my youth and like to go that route. You really can’t go wrong.
Of course, a cinnamon sugar rim is more than welcome too.
This is such a fantastic fall drink because it just warms you through, but it’s still iced and that’s my faaaaavorite kind. Must try. ASAP.
Autumn Apple Bourbon Fizz
- orange wedges for the glass
- 1/2 cinnamon + 1 tablespoon sugar for the rim
- 3 tablespoons apple butter
- 2 ounces bourbon
- pinch of cinnamon
- 4 to 6 ounces chilled ginger ale or ginger beer
- fresh figs for garnish
- Rim your glass with a wedge of citrus. I like orange but lemon or lime work too! Stir together the cinnamon and sugar on a plate. Dip the rim in the cinnamon sugar.
- Fill a shaker glass with ice. Add the apple butter, bourbon and a pinch of cinnamon. Shake well for 30 seconds. Pour the mixture into the glass. Fill the glass with ginger ale or ginger beer and serve!
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39 Comments on “Autumn Apple Bourbon Fizz.”
Putting in a request for a recipe this season, featuring apple butter and WHITE CHOCOLATE. Challenge accepted? ;)
OMG i may have to try that. you’re like the flavor combo queen!
I am so mad that I’m pregnant right now because this looks like heaven (yes, even at 7 AM), hahaha. I am saving this one for post-baby, for sure!
oooh yes add it to the list. :)
Molly, I had this exact same thought :)
I am so glad I’m not the only one! Haha. This is a hard time of year to be knocked up. Not that I’d trade it for anything in the world, of course. But ya know.
This will be the FIRST thing I do when I get home tonight! I must ask the source of those beautiful glasses?
anthropologie last year! looks like they still have them: https://www.anthropologie.com/shop/waterfall-wine-glass?category=kitchen-glassware-drinkware&color=066
Oh my goodness, this speaks to the very depths of my apple-loving heart. YES!!! Cannot wait to try this!
I love this recipe, I can’t wait to try it. Love all your recipes. Please tell me where you got those beautiful glasses.
thanks kathy!! aren’t they gorgeous? i love them so much too! i got them at anthro, they have an entire line:
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Oh no. I shouldn’t have made these. There goes my entire batch of apple butter. And pear butter. And spiced plum preserve. And bourbon.
i don’t have bourbon, will whiskey do? or any sugestions?
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Is it 1/2 tsp or 1/2 tablespoon cinnamon?? Thanks!
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We really loved this! But cut way back on the apple butter – first time we used 2 TBS/cocktail, second time 1.5 and felt that added plenty of flavor! Fun fall drink!
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We are going to have these for our adults guests this Halloween! Any suggestion on the brand of bourbon you use?
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this looks AMAZING!… I too am pregnant and going to have to wait until baby arrives. However, I’m throwing a Friendsgiving and looking for a specialty cocktail, this just may have to be it! Do you happen to have the measurements if making in a large quantity??
This drink was absolutely delicious and perfect for Thanksgiving! Tasted like the Holidays. Just perfect. I would have never thought to use apple butter-genius!
Delicious!! Thinking of making this for a Friendsgiving, do you think it would work as a pitcher cocktail?
Could I use pumpkin butter instead of apple? I have a ton of pumpkin butter to use.