I know Fall is a little ways off, but I came across this recipe and had to try it.

I am always a little wary when too much sweetness is paired with bourbon. In my travels, juices with high sugar content mixed in are just too heavy on the stomach.

  • 2.0 oz Bourbon
  • 1.0 oz Ginger Syrup
  • 1.0 oz Unfiltered Apple Juice
  • 1.0 oz Lemon Juice
  • Dash of Black Pepper
  1. Combine all ingredients into a shaker, and add ice.
  2. Shake until well combined.
  3. Strain into a Rocks Glass.
  4. Garnish with an apple slice.

*Ginger Syrup: 2 oz. of ginger to 1 cup of sugar to 1 cup of water. Simmer for 15 minutes. Let cool. Strain.


A very simple cocktail, but does pack some heat. The ginger and bourbon slightly overwhelm the apple, making it unbalanced for my taste. I would have preferred more lemon juice to cut through the sweetness of the apple. I don’t understand the pepper part at all. Overall, it is just an okay cocktail, nothing special, but nothing too bad either.

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