Bourbon Apple Cider

December 14, 2017


I can’t believe the end of 2017 is officially here! It seems like yesterday I was in the hospital giving birth to our new little girl, Abigail. In a few weeks, it will be 2018 and we’ll be talking about all the healthy eats. First though, comes the holiday parties – one of my favorite things about this time of year, although we don’t attend as many as we used to pre-kids. If you’re the kind to throw your own holiday party or if you’re keeping it low-key by hanging with just a few close friends, I wanted to share one of my favorite holiday drinks with you.

These bourbon beauties taste like apple pie (seriously!) which is just as awesome as it sounds, and they’re easy to make too – a must during the blurred frenzy of the holiday season. If you’re not normally the bourbon type, don’t worry. I feel ya. I’m not either, and I promise you can’t even taste it. I’ve served these drinks at parties with attendees of all ages ranging from early-twenties to 70-years+ and they were a huge hit.

Give it a try and let me know in the comments if you liked it or not. Also, what’s your favorite holiday cocktail?

Hope you all are having a safe and blessed Christmas season!

Bourbon Apple Cider

A sweet but refreshing cocktail perfect for serving at your holiday party or during the fall. 

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes


  • 2 parts apple cider refrigerated
  • 2 parts ginger ale (Boylan brand is my favorite)
  • 1 part bourbon (Maker's Mark is my favorite)


  1. Combine apple cider and bourbon and refrigerate for one hour. To serve, add ginger ale.

  2. Optional: Serve over crushed ice with a cinnimon stick as garnish. 


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