Overhead Shot of Apple Cinnamon Whiskey Smash

Apple Cinnamon Whiskey Smash

  • Author: Lauren
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes


Smooth, refined 10-year aged rye whiskey meets enhanced fall flavors in this balanced New England take on the whiskey smash featuring WhistlePig 10-Year Straight Rye Whiskey.



Apple Cinnamon Whiskey Smash

  • 2 parts whiskey
  • 1 part cinnamon simple syrup
  • 1 part apple cider
  • splash lemon juice
  • 3 slices of apple
  • 6 mint leaves

Cinnamon Simple Syrup

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon


Apple Cinnamon Whiskey Smash

  1. In a shaker, smash together apple slices and mint with a muddler. (Adding a cube of ice will help break apart ingredients.)
  2. Add Whistle Pig 10 Year Straight Rye Whiskey, cinnamon simple syrup, cider and lemon to shaker.  Fill the shaker 3/4 of the way with ice.
  3. Shake vigorously for 8 to 10 seconds.  Strain into a high ball glass with crushed ice.
  4. Garnish with cinnamon stick and mint leaf.

Cinnamon Simple Syrup

  1. In a small saucepan, stir together sugar, water, cinnamon sticks and ground cinnamon.
  2. Bring to a boil over high heat.  Reduce to low and simmer 15 minutes.  Remove from heat and let steep with cinnamon sticks 10 minutes.


Preparing One Cocktail Versus Batching:

  • Parts are equivalent to ounces.
  • For one cocktail, add 2 ounces of whiskey, 1 ounce of cinnamon simple syrup and 1 ounce fresh apple cider.
  • For batches, multiple parts x the quantity of drinks you want.  e.g. A batch of 4 drinks will be 8 ounces of whiskey, 4 ounces of cider, and 4 ounces of cinnamon simple syrup.
  • Category: Cocktail
  • Method: Muddle
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: fall cocktails, fall whiskey cocktails, apple cocktails, whiskey smash

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