I originally blogged about this cocktail 3 years ago, but felt like this one deserved a bit of a facelift. I’ve been drinking these pretty regularly over the past week or so. They’re spicy and sweet, but not too sweet. All in all, it is a pretty excellent little Autumn cocktail.
I’ve been making them individually, but this would be an easy drink to make in larger quantities and serve in a pitcher. Perfect for parties.
In addition to this refreshing drink, I’ve been excited to talk a little bit about the homemade background that I used in these photos (you can see it here in the Hearty Chicken Pumpkin Soup post, too).
I got tired of just using my light-colored and darkish wood cutting boards as a background, but didn’t really have many other options. After doing a bit of searching, I came across this post by Brunch Time Baker. If you’re in the market for some cheap, DIY photo backgrounds, go check it out. I bought a 2×2 piece of wood and picked up some paint samples (they’re free!) at Lowe’s and followed her instructions for painting. It was so easy, and I’m really happy with how it turned out. When I get some free time, I’m going to paint the other side of the wood, too, so that I have two backgrounds in addition to the cutting boards I’ve been using.
- Good quality bourbon (I prefer Bulleit)
- Apple cider
- Ginger beer
- Apple slice for garnish, optional
To make one cocktail, combine 1 part bourbon, 1 part apple cider, and 1 part ginger beer in a glass over ice.
Garnish the glass with a thin apple slice, if you’re feeling fancy. Drink up!