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Winter Crisp

Michael Belasco
Bourbon, Lime Juice, Cinnamon Infused Applejack, Averna Amaro, Maple Solution, St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram, Angostura, Rekorderlig Pear Cider.
5 from 1 vote
Course Cocktail


  • 1.5 oz Bourbon preferred: Woodford Reserve
  • .75oz fresh lime juice
  • .5oz Cinnamon infused Applejack
  • .5oz Averna Amaro
  • .25oz maple solution 1:1 ratio
  • 1/8 oz St. Elizabeth All Spice Dram
  • 2 dashes angostura bitters
  • 1 oz Rekorderlig Pear Cider


  • Method: add ingredients into shaker minus the bitters and cider. Shake for 8-12 seconds (depending on ice and strength of your shake) and then fine strain into Collins glass over fresh ice. Top with Pear Cider. Dash the bitters and ground nutmeg on top, then add a sprig of fresh mint and a thin apple slice for garnish. Serve and enjoy. Cheers.
  • Maple solution: in a pan, add equal parts maple syrup to water over medium heat and let simmer for 15 minutes. Strain into a container and let it sit in an ice bath for 15 minutes.
  • Cinnamon Infused Applejack: combine 4-5 cinnamon sticks per bottle of the spirit and allow to rest for 24 hours. For a stronger cinnamon flavor leave in past 24 hours, but note the flavor will become more bitter as well. For a little extra apple flavor, simply core and slice 1 apple per bottle and allow it to rest with the cinnamon.