This Apple Rosemary Whiskey Cocktail is like fall in a glass.
This easy fall cocktail makes a whole pitcher, so it's perfect for football parties tailgating, or game day!
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As we wind down summer, I start to feel my spirit lift. Fall is my season. I love everything about it. Pumpkins. Scarves. Boots. Apples. Cocktails.
Last week was the first football game of the fall season on tv. Not a season game, but some sort of opener game. You can tell I am well versed of the ins and outs of football season.
What I am well versed in is fall cocktails. Football cocktails. Tailgating cocktails. Game day cocktails. While I know some of you prefer to drink beer with football, beer makes me sleepy. Cocktails make me happy.
Which whiskey to use?
There is apparently a whole whiskey revolution going on. It seems like new distilleries are popping up every where.
While I could have tried one of the newer whiskeys, I went with a classic.
It doesn't get much more classic than Jack Daniels, especially since we live in Tennessee.
This cocktail is so easy to make!
- First you make the rosemary simple syrup.
- Heat honey and water over low heat, stirring until the honey dissolves.
- Remove from heat and rosemary sprigs and cool.
- In a large pitcher or jar, combine the rosemary simple syrup, apple juice, and whiskey.
- Serve in mason jars or your favorite cocktail glass and enjoy!
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Apple Rosemary Whiskey Cocktail
Rosemary Simple Syrup
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup honey
- 6 sprigs rosemary
- 1 liter unfiltered apple juice
- 2/3 cup whiskey
- 4 cups ice
- lemon slices for garnish
Rosemary Simple Syrup
- Heat the water and honey over a low heat, stirring until the honey dissolves.
- Remove from the heat, add rosemary sprigs and set aside to cool completely.
Make the Cocktail
- In a large pitcher or jug, combine the rosemary simple syrup, apple juice, and whiskey. Stir to combine.
- Fill the glasses with ice and pour over the cocktail. Serve with a lemon slice.
I found this recipe in an old 2015 issue of Donna Hay's magazine.
This post was originally published in 2015 and has been updated for 2020.