Apple Picker Cocktail

This cocktail is full of Autumnal flavors but, unlike many seasonal drinks, it is served cold, making it ideal for the current mild weather.
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Apple Picker Cocktail

Apple Picker Cocktail
 
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This cocktail is full of Autumnal flavors but, unlike many seasonal drinks, it is served cold, making it ideal for the current mild weather.
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Recipe Type: Cocktail
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 1½ ounces Canadian whiskey (other whiskeys will work here as well)
  • 1½ ounces apple cider
  • 1 Tbsp. spiced simple syrup (see recipe below)
  • ¼ oz. lemon juice
  • 1-2 dashes bitters
  • Lemon twist, for garnish
  • Ice
Spiced Simple Syrup
  • 1 cup (or equal part) sugar
  • 1 cup (or equal part) water
  • Small handful spices: cinnamon sticks, star anise, whole allspice, whole cloves, black peppercorns, cardamom seeds or pods, etc. Think wintery baking spices. In this batch I used 3 small cinnamon sticks, 1 star anise, 4 allspice, 3 cloves, and 4 or 5 black peppercorns.
Instructions
  1. Combine and shake ingredients, strain, and garnish: Combine all liquid ingredients except the bitters in a shaker half-filled with ice; shake and strain into a cocktail glass. Add 1-2 dashes of bitters on top and garnish with a lemon twist.
Spiced Simple Syrup
  1. Simmer ingredients, cool, and store: Simmer sugar, water, and spices in a small pot over medium-high heat, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Simmer another 5-8 minutes, then let cool and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
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