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Make bourbon a staple at any upcoming gathering. This simple pairing of Bulleit with cider is amazing chilled or warm with a cinnamon stick.
In college, I was always a whiskey girl. I didn’t really like beer for quite some time. If available, Apple Jack was my go-to drink: apple juice and Jack Daniels. YUM! Now that I’m older, I’ve branched out a bit, but I always fall back on whiskey or bourbon.
Do you know the difference between Whiskey, Bourbon and Scotch? It’s somewhat about location–bourbon is ONLY made in the US and 51% corn, whereas whiskey doesn’t have that regulation. Bourbon also needs to be stored in charred oak barrels, where as whiskey is not in charred barrels. There’s a bit more to it, but that’s the basics. I had to learn alll about whiskey when served at an Irish Pub. People would spend hundreds on their drinks there! (Total win for me as a server!)
When you grab a bottle of Bulleit, it says bourbon whiskey right on the bottle. I have recently fallen in love with Bulleit–it’s a mid-range in price and delicious for this time of year. For a gift, I love the large silicone cube trays, 2-4 nice rocks glasses and a bottle of bourbon. It’s a useful and always appreciated gift!
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Last Friday, I hosted Holiday Sips on my SnapChat where I featured this drink and the Miss Patty’s Founder’s Day Punch using Bulleit. I’m working on uploading those videos so everyone can see them–even if you’re not on SnapChat!
Simple Holiday Cocktail: Bourbon + Cider
- 3 ounces Apple Cider
- 1.5 ounces Bulleit
- Apple flavored sparkling water (or soda water)
Put a large ice cube in a rocks glass. Pour cider and Bulleit over the ice.
Top with apple bubbly water and a dash of cinnamon.
Note: to serve warm: heat cider in the microwave. Add bourbon and serve with a cinnamon stick.
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