Thursday, November 10, 2016

Apple and Bourbon Fall Cocktails

Thanksgiving is just two weeks away and every great party needs a signature cocktail - one that you can serve to guests as they come in the door - one that you can mostly make ahead of time and just finish off for each guest.  

Here are some awesome fall cocktails featuring Berentzen liqours and bourbon that will turn any ho-hum gathering into a party to be thankful for!

Berentzen Oktoberfest
1.0 oz. Berentzen Cherry Liquor
2 dashes Bitter Truth Chocolate Bitters
Add ingredients to beer-filled glass; light stir

Apple Affair
1 oz Bourbon
1 oz Sweet Vermouth
.75 Berentzen Apple Liqueur
.5 Lemon Juice
Combine ingredients and shake heartily with ice
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass of your choice

Bushel Smash
2oz Berentzen Bushel and Barrel
½ of a lemon cut into wedges
6-8 Mint leaves
Muddle Mint and lemon
Add Berentzen Bushel and Barrel
Shake heartily with Ice
Strain through a fine mesh strainer
Serve over crushed ice
Garnish with a mint sprig

1.5 oz. Berentzen Bushel and Barrel
1.0 oz. apple cider
0.5 fresh lemon juice
1.0 oz. pumpkin pie filling
Shake; serve over ice in double-rocks glass, cayenne pepper garnish

Thanks to my sponsor, Berentzen, for supplying the free product to help me write this post today - I was able to make each of these cocktails and they were delicious!

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