Billy Grise, the food and beverage director at Coppin’s Restaurant & Bar in Covington, Ky., is a big fan of author John Irving, who penned the cocktail’s namesake novel, a coming-of-age story of an orphan who leaves his home to explore the world. “My inspiration for the cocktail was to create something that kept the essence of the end of summer while equally welcoming the fall.” Feel free to substitute the strawberry cider with another flavor.
This recipe originally appeared as part of “5 Build-in-the-Glass Bourbon Cocktails to Make at Home.”
Add all the ingredients into a Hurricane glass over ice.
Garnish with a mint sprig, grated cinnamon and powdered sugar.