Apple Pie Cocktail in a tall glass, with cinnamon stick and apple round as garnish
Ren Fuller for Chronicle Books
Yields 1 Servings
AuthorJessica Strand

This drink is easy as pie, thanks to an aromatic blend of honey, vanilla, and sparkling apple cider. Drop in a cinnamon stick for a delightful way to stir it up.

How to Make It

1

For the Honey Syrup (makes 12 oz)
Combine the honey and water in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring the mixture to a rapid boil, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat and let cool. Strain the syrup and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

2

To make the drink
Fill a tumbler or mason jar with a handful of ice. Pour the whiskey, honey syrup, and vanilla into an ice-filled shaker. Shake vigorously and strain into the glass. Top off with sparkling apple cider and garnish with a thin round of apple and a cinnamon stick, if desired.

Honey Syrup

Ingredients

 3 oz whiskey
 2 oz Honey Syrup (below)
 1 drop vanilla extract
 sparkling apple cider, for topping off
 1 apple round, for garnish
 1 cinnamon stick, for garnish (optional)
Honey Syrup
 1 cup mild honey, such as wildflower or orange blossom
 1 cup water

Directions

1

For the Honey Syrup (makes 12 oz)
Combine the honey and water in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring the mixture to a rapid boil, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat and let cool. Strain the syrup and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

2

To make the drink
Fill a tumbler or mason jar with a handful of ice. Pour the whiskey, honey syrup, and vanilla into an ice-filled shaker. Shake vigorously and strain into the glass. Top off with sparkling apple cider and garnish with a thin round of apple and a cinnamon stick, if desired.

Honey Syrup
Apple Pie Cocktail