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Apple Cinnamon Whiskey Smash

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.
Course Cocktail
Cuisine American
Keyword apple cocktails, fall cocktails, fall whiskey cocktails, whiskey smash
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 1 drink
Calories 405kcal
Author Lauren


Apple Cinnamon Whiskey Smash

  • 2 parts whiskey see notes
  • 1 part part cinnamon simple syrup
  • 1 part 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

  • In a shaker, smash together apple slices and mint with a muddler. (Adding a cube of ice will help break apart ingredients.)
  • Add Whistle Pig 10 Year Straight Rye Whiskey, cinnamon simple syrup, cider and lemon to shaker.  Fill the shaker ¾ of the way with ice.
  • Shake vigorously for 8 to 10 seconds.  Strain into a high ball glass with crushed ice.
  • Garnish with cinnamon stick and mint leaf.

Cinnamon Simple Syrup

  • In a small saucepan, stir together sugar, water, cinnamon sticks and ground cinnamon.
  • 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 of fresh apple cider.
  • For batches, multiple parts x the number of drinks you want.  For example, a batch of 4 drinks will be 8 ounces of whiskey, 4 ounces of cider, and 4 ounces of cinnamon simple syrup.


Calories: 405kcal | Carbohydrates: 70g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 23mg | Potassium: 431mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 58g | Vitamin A: 432IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 2mg