I wish I could come up with something more creative and alluring for a title, but to be honest, I’m exhausted. The sprint to the end of the summer has left me worn out. The yard work, the garden explosion, the canning and fermenting, the end-of-summer weekend trips and errands, not to mention work? I’m spent. This drink that I cobbled together from a couple of places was just what I needed to accompany the knit-leggings-and-solo-bonfire party I held for myself tonight. It hit my sweet tooth and warmed me up- just what I need for the beginning of fall.
2 oz. bourbon
4 oz. apple cider
1/2 tsp lemon juice
3-5 drops angostura bitters
small pinch of allspice
slightly larger pinch of cinnamon
2-3 oz. ginger beer
Shake together bourbon, cider, lemon juice, bitters, allspice, and cinnamon. Pour in a tall glass over ice. Top with ginger beer; stir to combine.