This adult slushie combines the timeless flavors of apples and cinnamon, with a kick of bourbon.
I come bearing frozen beverages for this hot weather. To make it even better, there’s alcohol involved.
These slushies are so easy to make. All you need is apple cider (or unfiltered apple juice…as I found out they are the same thing), bourbon, ice, and bitters if you’re feeling adventurous. I like to add some bitters for a slightly more complex flavor profile, but it’s not necessary.
And if you want to go a step further, you can rim the glasses with cinnamon-sugar like I did. I used big, coarse turbinado sugar, but granulated sugar would also work. Just make sure you are more delicate if you use granulated.
If you’re wondering what the apples are in the photos, they are the most amazing dried cinnamon apple slices from whole foods. I plopped a few in my slushie too.
Icy Apple CocktailRachael Dart
- 2 cups ice
- 1/2 cup apple cider or unfiltered apple juice
- 1/4 cup bourbon
- a few dashes of bitters
- agave syrup
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1-2 tbsp sugar I used turbinado sugar
- Mix together the cinnamon and sugar on a plate. Rub just a bit of agave syrup around the rims of two glasses, and roll in the cinnamon-sugar mixture.
- In blender, blend together the ice, apple cider, bourbon, and bitters. Pour into the prepared glasses.
Rachael Dart is a freelance writer and food blogger living in Seattle. After earning her BA in English from the University of Washington, she quit her short stint as a Technical Content Writer to focus on food full-time! On her food blog, Spache the Spatula, she shares recipe creations and adaptations with personality and attitude.