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The sweetness of late winter apple pairs perfectly with the deep, rich flavors of bourbon and rum in these delicious cocktails. Perfect for sipping along with the last of the chill, crisp air.

BOURBON APPLE SIDECAR

bourbon apple sidecar

1 cup bourbon

1/2 cup frozen apple juice concentrate

1/4 cup orange liqueur

2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

ice

apple slices

In a cocktail shaker, combine bourbon, apple juice, orange liqueur and lemon juice. Fill with ice, shake vigorously until cold. Strain into 4 chilled martini glasses. Garnish with apples.

Enjoy!

Recipe adapted from Rachael Ray Magazine, September 2014

www.rachaelraymag.com/

THE NEW ENGLAND EXPRESS

new england express

THYME SYRUP

1/3 cup sugar

8 sprigs thyme

ASSEMBLY

2 cups apple cider

1 1/2 cups dark rum

3/4 cup fresh lime juice

1 teaspoon Angostura bitters

Club Soda

8 sprigs thyme

8 lime slices

THYME SYRUP

Bring sugar and 1/3 cup water to a boil in a small saucepan, stirring to dissolve sugar. Remove from heat, add thyme sprigs, and cover. Let stand 10 minutes, then strain into small bowl. Let cool.

ASSEMBLY

Mix thyme syrup, cider, rum, lime juice and bitters in a pitcher. Divide among rocks glasses filled with ice, top off with club soda. Garnish with thyme sprigs and lime slices.

Enjoy!

Recipe adapted from Bon Appetit, November 2013

www.bonappetit.com/

 

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