You know what makes gatherings feel extra special? Special food and drink to share! I’m always posting food, but occasionally I like to throw a drink in there, too. I have a confession. I am a drink snob. Wine is always a go-to out; however, when it comes to mixed drinks, it’s really hard to find any without sugary mixers. Yuck. So, when there is a good cocktail on the menu, I have to try it. Recently I went to Rocky River Tap in Granger…JUST FOR THE COCKTAIL! I was secretly hoping for Pumpkin Cheesecake to be on the menu too, but no such luck. So, Apple Cider and Bourbon cocktail it was! It was good, warming, spicy, and reminded me of fall. My guess is that the cider they used was pasteurized because all of them at the store are, but it was worth the flavor inspiration!
I have apples to spare. So, I made my own cider by juicing 3 apples or so for 2 drinks. It was fresh, crisp, and perfect for some gin. I’ve been on a gin kick. Nothing heightens flavors like lemon either. So, instead of bitters, I added lemon rind to the glass. My new favorite fall drink. You could make a big batch ahead of time and serve at a party, too!
Apple Cider Cocktail
- 3 parts apple cider
- 1 part gin
- twist of lemon rind