Help with bourbon & cider cocktail
Our office is having our holiday party at this restaurant (on Charles St) and I'd like to try a bourbon cocktail similar to one I had at the Ashmont Grill that involved cider syrup and bitters.
I'm usually a wine drinker so don't feel comfortable ordering "off the menu" cocktails. Would regular cider be a reasonable substitute if they don't have cider syrup?
Does anyone have a good recipe for a bourbon/cider drink that isn't a hot drink?
I also liked a bourbon Sidecar so I guess that's a reasonable back-up choice or something involving bourbon, lemon or cider.........
Also posted this on the "spirits" board.
I've made a cider syrup for a cocktail, too, but it tends to be used in "up" drinks like Sidecar variants. For an office party, better to not get people stinko: a simple punch that's a bit less strong is a better idea. Bourbon (or Tennessee whiskey, gold rum, brandy, applejack, or Canadian whisky) and cider fits this bill nicely.
This should work - quite delicious in fact
(adapted recipe from Eben Klemm)
1 1/2 oz Hirsch Small Batch Reserve Kentucky Bourbon
1/2 oz Luxardo Amaretto Liqueur
1/2 oz honey
spiced apple cider
Mix all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice.