Thanksgiving is coming and you’re probably looking for a great fall cocktail before the last of the apple cider disappears from store shelves. Fear not, because Shanna invented a tasty cocktail that’s filled with autumnal goodness.
First off, you’re going to want to make a small jar of cinnamon simple syrup – if you start now (with less than a week to go until Thanksgiving) it should be ready to use in about 5-6 days. Use our instructions for making your own simple syrup, making enough for your purposes and pour into a mason jar with 4-6 cinnamon sticks. Let it chill in the fridge until it gets a little darker and taste nicely of cinnamon. This, by itself, is delicious.
Whether you’re making for a crowd or yourself, you’ll want a shaker to fill with:
2 parts bourbon
1 part cinnamon simple syrup
1 part apple cider
Shake and pour into a rocks glass over ice and top with a splash of club soda. Garnish with a wedge of apple (I like to pour lemon juice over pre-sliced apples, which lends to the flavor combinations nicely). Great for a party where you have some good cheeses or a slice of Shanna’s famous Hobo Trap Apple Pie.
Why is it called a cobbler? Cobblers are cocktails that historically have all of the following: alcohol (of course), sugar and fruit. Also, it just sounds darling.