I’ve had so much fun taste testing creating our signature cocktails for this Tasty Tuesday series that I’m pretty bummed to be sharing our last drink today {we just might have to bring our cocktail series back, yes!?}. But for now, we’ve saved the strongest for last. Let’s not kid ourselves, the holidays are here and we’re going to need something to get us through!

Did somebody say Apple Spice and Bourbon Flip? Why yes, yes, they did!

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This is Ashley’s signature drink {for the time being- the girl is such a mixologist, she switches her drink of choice with the season!} and she couldn’t have come up with a tastier holiday-inspired cocktail. It has enough kick, spice and depth of body to get you feeling cozy and warm this time of year. And the egg white foam on top makes it feel extra special!

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Here’s what Ashley had to say about it: “I love to change my spirit of choice with the season so I just recently transitioned from gin to bourbon, a bolder flavor. I also enjoy using seasonal fruit and what better fruit to experiment with right now than apples {especially if you carried home a load full from the apple farm!}. An egg white on top seals the deal for me everytime!”

Apple Spice Bourbon Flip

Ingredients:
2 1/2 oz. bourbon
3/4 oz. apple spice syrup
1 egg white
nutmeg or cinnamon for garnish

Place all ingredients dry (no ice) into shaker and shake for 20 seconds. Add a cup of ice to the shaker and shake for another 20 seconds. Strain into a coupe and sprinkle with cinnamon or nutmeg, or both!

Apple Spice Syrup

Ingredients:
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
1 apple, cored and diced
1/2 tsp cinnamon

Add sugar and water to pot and bring to boil. Once sugar is incorporated, take off heat and add apple and cinnamon. Let steep for 2 hours. Strain mixture through a fine strainer and refrigerate remaining up to 30 days in refrigerator.

 

This drink would be perfect to serve your guests at cocktail hour, pre turkey-time. It smells like the holidays, gets people in the spirit and is the perfect color to compliment your Thanksgiving tabletop! Plus, my philosophy is: get them intoxicated so they don’t notice the burned dinner rolls! Who’s with me- bourbon, anyone??

PS: Be sure to check back later today for a special holiday table how-to post!!

original photography for apartment 34 by Aubrie Pick // original recipe created by Apartment 34 // syrup recipe c/o Pour Me // art direction and styling by erin hiemstra

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