Tuesday, January 24, 2017


I bought locally made hard dry cider at our mercantile store. If you want a warm drink, especially in the fall and winter, you can eliminate the ice and cherries and warm the cider and bourbon before pouring into mugs or Irish coffee glasses.

4 oz Kentucky bourbon
8 oz hard dry cider
4 dashes cherry or plain cocktail bitters
1 T granulated sugar or natural herbal stevia
2 Maraschino cherries
2 orange slices

Add the bourbon, cider, bitters, and sugar to a pitcher and stir.
Fill 4 cocktail glasses with ice and pour the mixture into each.

Garnish each with a cherry and an orange wedge.

Makes 2 drinks