This whisky cocktail is like an orchard of apples and oranges on a crispy, sunny afternoon, made with rye, hard apple cider, Grand Marnier and cinnamon.
I know it’s only August, but I’m already excited about the Fall! It’s my favorite time of year to eat and drink. I love the flavors! They make me feel so cozy and remind me of apple picking with friends, walking through NY parks with a hot apple cider, and baking pies for parties.
I like placing garnishes on a big ice cube in tumbler glasses like this. It looks so elegant. For this cocktail, I sliced a green apple as thinly as I could, then quickly gave the pieces a spritz of lemon so they wouldn’t brown.
I then fanned and set them very carefully on the cube. I also took a trip down the street to pull those awesome little baby pinecones off a tree!
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This cocktail is like an orchard of apples and oranges on a crispy, sunny afternoon.
- 1 ounce rye
- 2 ounces hard apple cider
- ½ ounce Grand Marnier
- Green apple slices - for garnish
- 1 or 2 cinnamon sticks - optional
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add a cinnamon stick.
Pour rye and Grand Marnier into the shaker and shake vigorously.
Remove lid and add hard apple cider. Stir.
Pour and serve. You can remove or use the cinnamon sticks for garnish.