In my mind, the year can be broken up into two season: fall and everything else. I love everything about fall – the excitement of back to school (even though I’m not in school I still get a new planner), the smell of cinnamon candles, warm comfort foods and of course, festive drinks.

Today I whipped up a little fall-inspired apple cocktail to get you in the spirit because as far as I’m concerned, bathing suits are out and blanket scarves are in.

Servings: 1

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz Martell Blue Swift, but you can use a bourbon if you like
  • 3 oz apple cider/juice – This is where your personal preference comes into play. If you want something a little more tarte, go with a honey crisp juice or cider. If you like something a little more sweet, go with a traditional cider.
  • 1/2 oz lemon
  • Cinnamon stick to garnish
  • Optional: honey simple syrup to sweeten (recipe here).

Directions: Combine ingredients in a shaker and fill with ice. Shake well until chilled and strain into an ice-filled glass. Garnish with a cinnamon stick or apple slice. Serve and enjoy!

While the Martial Blue Swift was kindly provided to me, this is not a sponsored post and all opinions are my own. I’m just that excited about fall. Enjoy responsibly.

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