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Bourbon Cider Cocktail

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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8 drinks 1x


This bourbon cider cocktail has all the warm and cozy feels, featuring a ginger pomegranate syrup, orange, and cinnamon.



For the pomegranate syrup

  • 1 cup 100% pomegranate juice
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1-inch nub of peeled fresh ginger (Tip: peel the ginger using a spoon)
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 teaspoon honey or maple syrup

For the cocktails

  • 8 ounces pomegranate syrup (recipe above)
  • 8 ounces bourbon
  • 8 ounces apple cider
  • 1 orange
  • 8 cinnamon sticks


  1. Make the pomegranate syrup: Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan, except for ½ cup of the pomegranate juice. Bring to a simmer and simmer over low heat for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in another ½ cup pomegranate juice. Pour into a sealable container and refrigerate until the mixture comes to room temperature. (Makes 8 ounces)
  2. For each drink, combine 1 ounce each of the pomegranate syrup, bourbon, and apple cider. Garnish with a twist of orange peel and 1 cinnamon stick.
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Cocktail