Aw, yeah, bring on the decorative gourds! We roamed down South last weekend, passing apple farms and pumpkin patches in some of the last days of summer before we stopped in San Luis Obispo. It was a great weekend: hanging with the family, getting homemade almond milk lattes at Scout and planning a trip apple picking.
Depite my New England years and my love for apples, I’ve never actually BEEN apple picking. Kind of ridiculous, right? So this year, I’m doing it up: sending out info emails, picking a nice cool day and prepping a perfect apple drink for a post-labor party at my house. While I churn out apple butter and apple pie bites and caramel apple dippers, this Apple Ginger Whisky drink will make everything a bit more festive (and it’s easy to make a non-alcoholic version!)
For this recipe, we’re starting out with the delightful sweet and slightly tart Sparkling Apple that Izze sent over. It’s delicious on its own, of course, but also makes a great mixer.
Now, all you’ll need is some ginger beer, some whisky, apples for garnish and some ice.
- 1 cup Izze Sparkling Apple
- 1/2 cup premium quality ginger beer
- 1 to 2 ounces whisky
- apple slices
- To make each drink, add Izze Sparkling Apple, ginger beer and whisky to a glass.
- Stiry gently to combine.
- Add ice and garnish with an apple slice.
I tried another version of this drink with an apple flavored vodka and it’s a super substitute if you feel like a little change from whisky. (Notice I didn’t say “if you don’t LIKE whisky.” EVERYONE likes whisky. You might just not know it yet.)
For the non-alcoholic twist, simply omit the whisky!
PS: Got any apple picking tips and tricks? Send ’em on over or comment away! I could use them.
Thanks to Izze for sponsoring this post!