I waited ’til the eve of Thanksgiving to share this blog post, but queue up those Instacart accounts for any groceries you may need for this recipe because I swear tomorrow you’ll want to have one! (And then for the rest of the holiday season after that)
Ever since I conducted a test kitchen to figure out my signature margarita recipe (The Hollowrita as you may recall) I have wanted to create another cocktail! To make the margarita, I basically went and purchased all of aisle nine so it was a lot more extensive of a taste testing adventure. This time I had just a few ingredients in mind, but what I messed with the most was portion sizing.
And thus, the Ciderday Night’s Alright cocktail was born. A cocktail that I think Elton John himself would be proud of! If you didn’t get the reference to Sir John…you need to hit up Spotify right now and get more familiar with his music.
I’m in Joplin, MO spending time with my parents before Thanksgiving day when my husband, my brother and his family come up and join. It’s been rainy and cold here so it was a nice day to play some Christmas music and start testing out my recipe. I’m actually really pleased with how it turned out and although my dad’s input was, “I’d much rather have a Dr. Pepper” (btw neither of my parents drink), my mom was really surprised and loved it so I’ll consider that my win! But also…I loved it. And I know you will too. If you try it, make sure to let me know what you think! There’s one ingredient that isn’t very easy to find, so I’ve gone ahead and linked it below so you can grab one!
So, without further ado…
p.s. you can pin the above graphic to share on Pinterest!
How to make:
-fill cocktail glass half full with ice
-add 1 oz. (or 2 depending on your preference) of bourbon
-fill the rest of the way with apple cider
-add a teaspoon of pure maple syrup
-dash the pine bitters on top (I probably dashed more than the average bear would and I loved it)
-use a cinnamon stick to stir it up and leave the stick in for garnish, adding a slice or two of apple as well
Here is a link to shop the Maine pine bitters that I used.
And there you have it. The holiday season in a cup!
You might have noticed a bottle of Brut in the photos in this post. I also taste tested an apple cider mimosa for breakfast tomorrow. It’s delicious and obviously the recipe is a no-brainer so I didn’t add it here, but I definitely recommend for your Thanksgiving breakfast!