Recipe by my friend Julia Turshen! From Julia: "I like a short, strong drink, but feel free to dilute this with extra apple cider, soda water, or ginger beer to make it last a little bit longer."

Recipe below, watch my how-to video:

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Serves 4

You will need:

1 cup apple cider

1⁄2 cup bourbon

juice of 1 lemon

8 dashes Angostura bitters


1 small orange, quartered

4 maraschino cherries - Luxardo brand is the best!

  1. Put the apple cider, bourbon, lemon juice, and bitters in a pitcher and stir to combine.
  2. Fill 4 highball glasses with ice and evenly divide the drink between them.
  3. Squeeze the juice from one orange wedge into one of the glasses (drop it into the drink) and repeat with each drink.
  4. Give each cocktail a stir and top each one with a cherry.
  5. Serve immediately.


Note that this drink can easily be multiplied to serve more friends (or so everyone can have seconds...).

Photography by Photography by Alexandra Grablewski

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