Just Trust Me On This

It has to be a splash---just a splash---of bourbon, and it has to be that fresh-pressed apple juice that's all thick and fancy and tastes like an English autumn. Sometimes I get crazy and fill the top of the glass up with ginger ale or (even better) ginger beer. I once had this drink in a very cool bar in New York so now I basically like to pretend that I invented it.

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Anna
Mar 23, 2011

Funny you should mention that because, truth be told, *I* invented that drink. I call it a Kevin Jones. Though I'm willing to stretch my copyright a bit to include yours, since mine has a squeeze of lemon in it (and a bit of chopped apple in the bottom if you're feeling fancy). Yum.

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Heidi
Mar 23, 2011

I love fresh pressed apple juice and I may just have to give this a try.

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Jessie
Mar 23, 2011

You said you were just drinking the cider when you were gardening...at what point in the day did the bourbon sneak in!?

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Min
Mar 23, 2011

Man, that sounds good. Too bad it's full of stuff I'm not allowed! :( Have a few for me!

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Kathleen
Mar 23, 2011

This is also tremendously good after a day of snowboarding (and made much better if the bartender warms up the apple juice or cider first). I highly recommend it.

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Nothing But Bonfires
Mar 23, 2011

Hahahha, Jessie, the cider I was drinking while gardening was draft cider (in bottles, alcoholic). Someone wrote a review about it here: http://leftcoastcontessa.com/2010/10/13/brew-review-newtons-folly-granny...

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b
Mar 23, 2011

Eh...I'm not a fan of bourbon, but I love apple cider. Maybe I'm make my husband try it first for me. Love the label on the bottle of bourbon though!

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Angela
Mar 23, 2011

My fiance enjoys trying to find/create a "house cocktail" for us for each season, and our fall one was a Maple Leaf. It's essentially a bit of bourbon with a splash of maple syrup, and then topped up with club soda or ginger beer, with a squeeze of lemon over it all. It's really delicious - if you like this bourbon and cider mix I think you'd love it.

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Dawn
Mar 23, 2011

This makes so much sense. Thank you, God, for inventing bourbon.

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JessicaP
Mar 23, 2011

I read the title of this post, glanced at the photo and immediately thought to myself "YES! I trust her judgment implicitly!" This drink sounds delightful.

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Jessee C.
Mar 23, 2011

If we're recommending drinks centered around apples and cider, might I recommend the "Hard Applesauce". Take a nice tall glass of hard cider and add a shot each of apple schnapps and cinnamon schnapps. MMMmmm... delicious!

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April
Mar 23, 2011

It's also delicious hot.

I have not tried bourbon and cider with ginger ale! That's genius.

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gina clover
Mar 23, 2011

bulleit bourbon is the best bourbon for your buck. most bartenders i know prefer it over more expensive ones. (but yes, i used to work at the sister bar to little branch in los angeles) i can only imagine with apple juice. ::swoon::

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Might I suggest trying Buffalo Trace bourbon. Bulleit is good, I'll definitely give you that, but Buffalo Trace is OMG good.

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Ami
Mar 24, 2011

Yum. Where I come from (the midwest) we drink our fresh pressed cider hot with brandy.

Am going to have to try this and also try the Hard Applesauce mentioned, oh yeah.

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Katrina
Mar 24, 2011

I am all over this - in the winter I even sometimes will heat the cider first. Oh goodness.

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shoes-for-women
Mar 26, 2011

Yum. Where I come from (the midwest) we drink our fresh pressed cider hot with brandy.

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Pamela
Mar 29, 2011

I warm up the cider and then add some apple brandy (made by Clear Creek here in Oregon), but I add more than "just a splash"... So delicious and tangy...

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AnEmily
Mar 29, 2011

Also? Those Bulleit bottles make THE BEST water bottles when you are finished with the tasty bourbon.

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