Happy early Thanksgiving everyone! Here is a quick festive fall drink that can easily be shaken-up in seconds, and you probably have a lot of the ingredients already on hand. It would go really nice with some light appetizers or cheese and crackers. Whatever you do, don’t skip the pinch of cayenne!
Cider Bourbon CocktailAdapted from Everyday Food, December 2011 1 cup of good quality apple cider 6 ounces Bourbon 4 teaspoons fresh lemon juice 2-4 teaspoons pure maple syrup cayenne pepper
Fill four glasses and a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the cider, bourbon, lemon juice, and maple syrup. If you like your drinks on the sweeter side, I would go with the larger amount of syrup. Shake vigorously and then strain into the glasses. Add a very small pinch of cayenne pepper to the top of the glass (don’t skip they cayenne, it adds a nice little kick!).