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Bourbon Apple Cider Cocktail

Bourbon Apple Cider Cocktail


  • 2/3 cup bourbon
  • 2-3 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 4 slices of fresh ginger
  • 6 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 2 cups thinly sliced apples
  • 4 (12oz) bottles hard cider, chilled
  • Fresh thyme sprigs and extra apple slices Dip the slices you precut for garnish in a bit of lemon juice to prevent browning


  • In a large pitcher, stir together bourbon, honey, vinegar, ginger, and thyme with a wooden spoon stir until honey is dissolved. The ginger and thyme should be slightly bruised. I use the wooden spoon to gently muddle the ginger and thyme as I'm stirring.
  • Stir in thinly sliced apples and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. You can let this sit overnight also.
  • Just before serving, stir in hard cider.
  • Pour into coupe/ martini glass garnish with extra sliced apples and thyme.