Bourbon Apple Shrub Cocktail

This flavor packed bourbon apple shrub cocktail is the perfect addition to your fall cocktail menu. Made with homemade apple shrub, bourbon, ginger ale and bitters. 

This flavor packed bourbon apple shrub cocktail is the perfect addition to your fall cocktail menu. Made with homemade apple shrub, bourbon, ginger ale and bitters.

While I was shooting these pictures I was watching “My Father the Hero” on Netflix. Yeah, I know. Luckily for all of you I love making lists and I want to share a few of my thoughts that came to mind while watching this award winning (#sarcasm) movie.

  • I vividly remember wanting to look like the girl in the movie. Who I only just realized was Katherine Heigl.
  • Seriously, this chick has some sorta of mental issues if she thought it was a good idea to tell everyone her dad was really her lover. Can anyone say creepy? Since when is getting your life story lie from Jerry Springer ever a good idea?
  • How did her dad not drag her butt to a therapist right away after he found out what she did?
  • It’s creepy to me that the guy she lied too still came to the dance at the end and kissed her. He was 17 and she was 14. Isn’t that illegal? Isn’t she a complete basket case?
  • Why did I watch this movie again?
  • If they can make this movie in digital format why cannot I get Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitters Dead or Parent Trap Hawaiian Honeymoon?

This flavor packed bourbon apple shrub cocktail is the perfect addition to your fall cocktail menu. Made with homemade apple shrub, bourbon, ginger ale and bitters.

I guess not having cable sorta limits my watching choices but I’m happy to know I never need to re-watch that movie again. Sigh.

However, you know what I will do again? Make this cocktail.

See what I did there? That was one smooth transition from random story to information about the thing in the pictures.

This flavor packed bourbon apple shrub cocktail is the perfect addition to your fall cocktail menu. Made with homemade apple shrub, bourbon, ginger ale and bitters.

Last week I shared my recipe for homemade apple shrub which is really just a slightly sweet apple cider vinegar. I know it sounds weird to add vinegar to a cocktail but it just really works. This cocktail is simple to throw together and while it does require a few special items they are special items that are pretty easy to find.

Here is what you need:

  • Good tasting bourbon that is not too expensive. Honestly? I like Old Grand-dad for my mixed drinks. Plus if you by the 100 proof you get away with making less drinks cause it will knock you on your ass even faster.
  • Homemade apple shrub. Make it! It’s so simple.
  • Cardamom bitters. Yes, you need these. Trust me, you want them!
  • Good ginger ale. Optional but does make the drink go a little further.

Look at me with all these bullet point lists. I’m such a fan of those things.

{Looking for more fall inspired cocktails? Try my Thanksgiving sangria, pumpkin spice white Russian or my sweet cider ginger cocktail!}

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Bourbon Apple Shrub Cocktail

This flavor packed bourbon apple shrub cocktail is the perfect addition to your fall cocktail menu. Made with homemade apple shrub, bourbon, ginger ale and bitters.

Yield: 1 drink

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces bourbon
  • 1 ounce apple shrub
  • 3-4 dashes cardamom bitters
  • Ginger ale
  • 2 apple slices

Directions:

Fill a cocktail glass with ice and add in bourbon, apple shrub and bitter.

Stir gently and top with ginger ale.

Garnish with apple slices.

Note: You can leave out the ginger ale if you want a nice strong sipping drink but I really enjoy the lightness the ginger ale brings to the drink.

27 Responses to “Bourbon Apple Shrub Cocktail”

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — October 8, 2014 at 5:24 am

    I haven’t seen that movie, but I DEFINITELY need to now, haha….with one of these drinks! Dang, girl…this sounds soooo yummy.

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    Kim (Feed Me, Seymour) — October 8, 2014 at 8:11 am

    Adulthood stinks. Because you take every good movie from childhood and dissect it, pointing out all the ridiculousness! We do this all the time anymore! but luckily, there are adult cocktails like this for us to indulge!

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    Christie Daruwalla — October 8, 2014 at 8:25 am

    I’ve never had bourbon but this is making me want to try it.

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    amanda @ fake ginger — October 8, 2014 at 8:25 am

    I’ve never heard of that movie but I kind of want to watch it. I’d probably regret that decision pretty quickly, huh? This looks awesome. I gave up alcohol for 3 weeks (for a detox – ugh) but this is first on my list when that’s over!

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    Aggie — October 8, 2014 at 8:31 am

    Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous cocktail. I am kinda craving it … at 8:30 am. Don’t judge 😉

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    kristy @ the wicked noodle — October 8, 2014 at 8:49 am

    What a fantastic fall cocktail! Gorgeous pics, too.

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — October 8, 2014 at 9:25 am

    This needs to happen asap!!

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    Martha @ A Family Feast — October 8, 2014 at 9:34 am

    Oh wow – I admired your shrub recipe last week…and now this? I’ve got to make it as soon as possible!

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    valmg @ From Val's Kitchen — October 8, 2014 at 10:32 am

    I haven’t seen that movie. Nor have I heard of apple shrub before. But this sounds like something I ight like!

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    sue/the view from great island — October 8, 2014 at 10:48 am

    Beautiful shots — and I could down that shrub all by itself, it’s making my mouth water!

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    Cookin Canuck — October 8, 2014 at 11:01 am

    It sounds like you need a cocktail in hand to watch the movie…what a crazy plot! This shrub is absolutely perfect for fall.

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    Shanna @ pineapple and coconut — October 8, 2014 at 11:49 am

    Dude. Why aren’t we neighbors? Like seriously? I want this cocktail. NOW

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    Angie — October 8, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    I’ll take 2 of these, perfect for fall, love!

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    Brenda Bennett — October 8, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    Apples at their peek right now so this couldn’t be more perfect!

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    Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes — October 8, 2014 at 3:50 pm

    All I need now is some good bourbon. It’s 5 o’clock somewhere!!

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    Paula - bell'alimento — October 8, 2014 at 4:17 pm

    Oh my gawsh, this looks incredible. Pinned.

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    Allie | Baking a Moment — October 8, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    I have GOT to try this cocktail- it sounds seriously amazing. Also, I remember seeing that movie with my parents when I was in my teens, and feeling extremely uncomfortable the entire time.

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    Jessica (Savory Experiments) — October 9, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    This looks like the perfect cocktail to serve at my book club meeting next Monday night! Superb fall cocktail!

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    Carol at Wild Goose Tea — October 9, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    This looks seriously good. And that movie sounds seriously stupid. I agree with all your bullet points. I never heard of cardamom bitters, even though its manufactured in Seattle–my somewhat local area. I do love cardamom.

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    Karissa | Sweet as a Cookie — October 9, 2014 at 10:27 pm

    I need one of these cocktails while I watch that movie. You have me intrigued. I’m the kind of person who will watch a movie no matter how bad it is… I just can’t stop. I need to know what happens. ex. sharknado, sharknado 2 <– both hilarious, haha.

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    Sarah Walker Caron (Sarah's Cucina Bella) — October 10, 2014 at 7:20 am

    The girl in the movie sounds like a complete trainwreck. But this cocktail looks super delicious. Perfect for fall!

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    kellie @ The Suburban Soapbox — October 11, 2014 at 8:19 am

    Such beautiful photos! This looks absolutely thirst quenching!

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    Joanne Bruno — October 11, 2014 at 10:54 am

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen that movie and now it’s good to know I never need to! I do, however, need to make this cocktail!

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    Melissa from HungryFoodLove.com — October 11, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    I rather make that cocktail than watch a movie myself! Cheers!

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