This is a popular recipe previously published. I’ve updated the post to make it even better!
Okay, so I’m just gonna go ahead and say it, I don’t really like Bourbon! I know, I know it’s like water down here in the South and I’m a legit born and raised Southerner.
I’ve just never acquired the taste and really, honestly, I’ve tried. Even Bourbon cocktails I find, shall I say, unsatisfactory. However, that is until I created this little toddy.
There is only the slightest hint of a Bourbon taste in this sweet fall drink, which is just perfect for sipping on chilly (or balmy should you live in Charleston) fall evenings. The mixture is even versatile in that you can add more alcohol should your taste buds enjoy the flavor, but I’m completely satisfied with the amount for which the recipe calls.
I have daydreams about curling up in comfy pjs and reading a good book while sipping this cocktail in the coming colder months, but this would also require having the energy to stay up more than 5 minutes after my kids have gone to sleep.
Eh, we all have dreams right. One day! I guess I didn’t give up on finding a way to enjoy bourbon (without it being in a dessert) so I shouldn’t give up on finding some more energy. That’s a different post though.
Okay, now you should go and get the ingredients to make this drink because I have a feeling you’re gonna thank me when you do (completely confident here). Hopefully, you’ll have the energy to curl up and enjoy it while reading a book too! Oh, the life!
How about serving this drink at a fall brunch alongside these Pumpkin Spice Waffles?
- 4 ounces Bourbon
- 2 tablespoons Honey
- 1¼ cup Apple Cider
- 2 tablespoons Whole Star Anise
- In a medium saucepan heat the apple cider and honey until just steaming, about 3 minutes.
- Divide the bourbon into your preferred glass and top with the warmed cider mixture. Garnish your drink with whole star anise.