Whiskey, Spice, & Everything Nice Cocktail Recipe

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For those who love to entertain, having a delicious cocktail recipe is a must. A perfect primer to an elegant dinner or a charming complement to a late morning brunch, cocktails can connect your guests and leave them feeling refined and relaxed. But as the host, you have so much more to worry about than welcome drinks. Here, four locals share their big-batch recipes that can save on time without sacrificing flavor.

 

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Kaleena Goldsworthy-Warnock’s

Whiskey, Spice, & Everything Nice

 

Kaleena Goldsworthy-Warnock holding her whiskey, spice, and everything nice cocktail

 

“I love this drink because it screams autumn and also can be served warm or chilled depending on your mood! I had an October wedding and it was a particularly cold day, so we served this recipe heated up to our guests at the ceremony. It was a hit! There’s really nothing better than a spiced apple cider with a bit of whiskey as the seasons change.” – Kaleena Goldsworthy-Warnock

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Serves 10

Ingredients

  • 5 oz. brown sugar and cinnamon syrup
  • 15 oz. bourbon or whiskey
  • 10 oz. apple cider
  • 5 oz. fresh-squeezed lemon juice
  • 5-8 dashes The Bitter Bottle’s aromatic bitters

Directions

To make the brown sugar and cinnamon syrup, combine equal parts of packed brown sugar and water into a saucepan and heat over low heat. For each half cup of mixture, add one cinnamon stick and simmer until the sugar has entirely dissolved and the syrup gets slightly thicker. Allow syrup to cool before creating the cocktail. To create the cocktail, add ingredients to a cocktail shaker in batches and shake to combine. Strain into a pitcher or punch bowl, and stir once more to combine. 

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Whiskey, Spice, & Everything Nice Cocktail

Whiskey, Spice, & Everything Nice Cocktail

Kaleena Goldsworthy-Warnock
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 10 people

Equipment

  • Saucepan
  • Cocktail shaker
  • Cocktail strainer
  • Pitcher or punch bowl

Ingredients
  

For drink:

  • 5 oz. brown sugar and cinnamon syrup (recipe below)
  • 15 oz. bourbon or whiskey
  • 10 oz. apple cider
  • 5 oz. fresh-squeezed lemon juice
  • 5-8 dashes The Bitter Bottle's aromatic bitters

For brown sugar and cinnamon syrup:

  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 cinnamon stick

Instructions
 

  • To make the brown sugar and cinnamon syrup, combine equal parts of packed brown sugar and water into a saucepan and heat over low heat.
  • For each half cup of mixture, add one cinnamon stick and simmer until the sugar has entirely dissolved and the syrup gets slightly thicker.
  • Allow syrup to cool before creating the cocktail.
  • To create the cocktail, add ingredients to a cocktail shaker in batches and shake to combine.
  • Strain into a pitcher or punch bowl, and stir once more to combine. 
Keyword Apple Cider, autumn, Big Batch Drink, Cocktail, fall, Mixed Drink, Tennessee Whiskey
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