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Bourbon Cider Slushie

bourbon cider slushie cocktail
Image: / Tim Nusog

Don’t unplug that blender just yet. The problem with so many of today’s autumnal cocktails is that they ignore one important fact: Fall can be damn balmy. Our bourbon slushie bridges the seasons with apple cider, cinnamon-vanilla syrup and a heaping scoop of ice to help stave off Indian summer.


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  • 2 ounces bourbon
  • 3/4 ounce cinnamon vanilla syrup*
  • 3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 1 ounce apple cider
  • Garnish: apple slice
  • Garnish: cinnamon stick


  1. Combine all the ingredients into a blender with cubed ice and blend until smooth.

  2. Pour into a Moscow Mule mug.

  3. Garnish with an apple slice and a cinnamon stick.

  4. *Cinnamon-vanilla syrup: In a saucepan, bring 2 cinnamon sticks, 1 tsp vanilla extract, 3/4 cup water and 3/4 cup turbinado sugar to a boil. Stir until the sugar dissolves. Let sit for 10 minutes. Strain into a sealed container and refrigerate for up to 1 month.