This festive, easy-to-make cocktail features all of my favorite fall flavors – apple, pumpkin and bourbon! Sonoma Syrup Co.’s Pumpkin Pie Latte Syrup is a great way to add real pumpkin flavor to drinks without the extra body of pumpkin purée, and the touch of apple cider makes this drink truly next-level. It comes together in less than a few minutes and is the perfect libation to sip on after the kids have all gone to bed and it’s time to kick up your feet. Pay attention to the quality of apple cider you use. I like the cloudy, unfiltered stuff (usually from smaller producers) because it adds so much more flavor than the typically more watery juice. If you want to make this recipe kid-friendly, simply omit the booze. It would also be just as tasty served warm as it would over ice! This Pumpkin Apple Bourbon Smash combines the best flavors of fall to make one delicious cocktail. It takes less than 5 minutes to mix up and enjoy in front of a crackling fire.
Recipe by Cali Girl Cooking
Pumpkin Apple Bourbon Smash
4 oz. bourbon
2 oz. Sonoma Syrup Co. Pumpkin Pie Latte Syrup
4 oz. high-quality apple cider
8 dashes Angostura Bitters
2 dashes ground cinnamon
2 apple wheels
Combine all cocktail ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled 3/4 full with ice.
Shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds.
Fill two rocks glasses with ice and strain shaker contents evenly amongst the two.
Add a dash of ground cinnamon to the top of each cocktail and garnish with apple wheel. Enjoy!