Cider Bourbon Smash

Harvest season means finding new ways to incorporate apples into practically everything – and this Cider Bourbon Smash is perfectly poised to be a new fall favorite. Pick up fresh apple cider from your local orchard. If that’s not an option, look in the refrigerated section of your grocery store near the juice aisle. Some grocers sell local seasonal products, including fresh ciders, during the autumn months. Unfiltered apple juice is an alternative if you’re in a pinch.

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Cider Bourbon Smash

This Cider Bourbon Smash calls for your favorite bourbon whiskey, fresh apple cider and … wait for it … apple cider vinegar! Don’t knock it ‘til you’ve tried it, friends. Unfiltered apple cider vinegar adds a tinge of tartness to this apple cider cocktail that is perfected by the quick stir of a cinnamon stick, a slice of apple and a sprig of fresh thyme.

  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 1 1x


Units Scale
  • Handful of ice cubes
  • 2 ounces (1/4 cup) bourbon
  • 2 ounces (1/4 cup) fresh apple cider
  • 1 teaspoon unfiltered apple cider vinegar
  • Dash of cinnamon or garnish with cinnamon stick
  • Thinly sliced apple and a sprig of fresh thyme


  • Author: Cortney Sparkman
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 0 mins
  • Category: Cocktails
  • Method: Shaken
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: bourbon smash, apple cider cocktail, bourbon apple cider

PS Y'all

Looking for cocktail recipes? Fall for this Maple Old Fashioned that’s perfect for autumn entertaining.

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