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Tender Knob

tender knob cocktail

 H. Joseph Ehrmann

Apple, bourbon and cinnamon create this perfect autumn tipple by H. Joseph Ehrmann.


  • 1 slice organic Granny Smith or Fuji apple (1/8-inch wide)
  • 1 1/2 ounces Knob Creek bourbon
  • 2 ounces hard apple cider
  • 3/4 ounce agave nectar
  • 1 pinch cinnamon
  • Garnish: apple slice


  1. In a shaker, muddle the apple slice.

  2. Add the remaining ingredients and ice, and shake until well-chilled.

  3. Strain into a double Old Fashioned glass filled with fresh ice. (Do not double-strain; you want some apple bits in the finished drink).

  4. Garnish with an apple slice.