Honeycrisp Apple Bourbon Smash
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Honeycrisp Apple Bourbon Smash

Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: cocktail
Keyword: apple, bourbon, holiday cocktail, holiday recipes, honeycrisp
Servings: 1
Author: Tieghan Gerard


  • 1/4 cup apple cider
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest, plus 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon apple butter
  • 2 ounces bourbon
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar optional, but delicious
  • Ginger beer, for topping
  • Honeycrisp apple slices, for garnish


  • In a cocktail shaker, combine the apple cider, orange zest, orange juice, apple butter, bourbon, and vinegar (if using). Shake well to combine.
  • Add ice to an old-fashioned glass and strain the bourbon smash over it. Top with ginger beer and garnish with apple slices.


Reprinted from Half Baked Harvest Super Simple. Copyright © 2019 by Tieghan Gerard. Photographs copyright © 2019 by Tieghan Gerard. Published by Clarkson Potter, an imprint of Penguin Random House, LLC.