We’ve been sipping pumpkin beer for a month strong, and we’re ready for a break. Well, not a break from boozing, just pumpkin beer. Since we don’t want to take pulls from the whiskey bottle anymore since we’re classy adults (plus, it’s cold and flu season), we need to get creative to find a satisfying drink to sip on when the mood hits us. Plus, we wanted to come up with easy-to-make fall cocktails that would impress any guests we have over — we’re talking about women, who the hell cares what your buddies think?
After testing a bunch of cocktails — hey, it’s part of the job — we landed on these three as our favorite. Using Crown Royal Regal Apple, Jim Beam Apple, and Wild Turkey, these drinks will take you about three minutes to make, respectively. And while our math is shaky, we think that means you can mix up, like, 20 in an hour.
BOURBON MAPLE APPLE CIDER (above)
6 ounces Wild Turkey 101
4 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
4-6 teaspoons pure maple syrup to taste
1 cup spiced apple cider
Apple slices for garnish
1. Add ice to a glass and a cocktail shaker
2. Add bourbon, lemon juice, maple syrup, and apple cider to shaker
3. Shake ‘er up
4. Strain into a glass and garnish each with a slice of apple
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