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Apple Cider Old Fashioned

This apple cider cocktail is fruity, tart with apples, warm with cinnamon and bourbon, and sweet with apple cider. It's everything you could ever want in an Old Fashioned, plus more.
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 2 people


  • 2/3 cup apple cider
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 dashes bitters, aromatic or orange
  • 4 oz bourbon
  • 2 1/2 Tbsps apple butter
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • Thinly sliced apples & cinnamon sticks for garnish
  • (I sometimes like to top mine off with ginger beer or sparkling water, untraditional but delicious)


  • Shake apple cider, lemon juice, bitters, bourbon, apple butter, and cinnamon in a cocktail shaker or large mason jar with lid.
  • Pour into cocktail glass filled with ice. Garnish with sliced apples and cinnamon sticks.
Keyword Beverages, Booze, Bourbon