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Whiskey and Apple Cider Combine for the Perfect Winter Cocktail

Photo Courtesy of Anchor Distilling Co. 

For these wintry nights, nothing will warm you up faster than the perfect combination of whiskey and apple cider.

Brian MacGregor of Wingtip decided to combine his adult passion for whiskey with his childhood love of apple picking in the Wisconsin countryside into the ideal cocktail for the chilly months ahead. Dubbed the Speyside Orchard, the tasty drink is a combination of apple cider infused with apple brandy, whiskey, and chamomile syrup. Best of all, he's not keeping the ingenious recipe a secret.

This is a perfect long cocktail to refresh you after a day at work or whip up for your family on Christmas Eve (they'll definitely be impressed). Enjoy! 

 

Speyside Orchard

1.5 oz Christian Drouin Pommeau de Normandie

1 oz The Glenrothes Alba Reserve

.5 oz Chamonile Tea Syrup*

.75 Lemon

Combine all ingredients in a mixing tin, shake and strain into a Collins glass full of crushed ice, garnish with apple slices

 

*Chamomile Syrup: 2 cups of water, 1 Cup of Chamomile Flower, 1 Cup of Sugar.

Bring 1 cup of water to a boil, add 1 cup of Chamomile Flower, add 1 more cup of water, bring back to boil, add 1 cup of sugar, and again bring to boil. Let it rest. When cool the syrup is ready.