Fall is my second favorite season, and I love it for almost as many reasons as I love summer. I’ve always thought if summer really has to end, football season is a nice consolation prize. And fall isn’t only football season. It’s also apple, pumpkin, chili, hay ride, leaf piles, scarecrow and – most importantly – bourbon season. Which means it’s Apple & Honey Old Fashioned Cocktail season.
“Wait, bourbon has a season?” you might ask. Um, yeah it does. And it’s fall. Also winter. So I guess bourbon has two seasons. All I know is that I know no better way to warm up on a chilly day than with a glass of bourbon.
What’s in this Apple & Honey Old Fashioned?
How to make the Apple & Honey Old Fashioned Cocktail
Although there is some debate in the cocktail world about whether to shake or stir a cocktail like an Old Fashioned, the prevailing practice is to stir it. So, that’s what we’ll do here.
Pour your bourbon into a rocks glass, followed by the apple cider and honey. Give it a gentle stir to dissolve the honey. Then, drop your ice into the glass. Finally, top it off with a few dashes of bitters and another gentle stir.
Make it fancy by rimming the glass with cinnamon sugar. If you don’t have a cinnamon stick to burn, grab some fresh rosemary or sage. The aromas are beautiful complements to this cocktail.
What kind of bourbon to use for an Old Fashioned
For more fall drink recipes, try these:
Apple & Honey Old Fashioned
- 2 shots bourbon 3 oz.
- 2 shots apple cider 3 oz.
- 2 dashes orange bitters
- 1 tsp. honey
- apple slices & cinnamon sticks for garnish
- Pour all ingredients into a rocks glass and stir gently until the honey dissolves. Fill glass with ice and garnish with apple slices and cinnamon sticks.