FEEL THE SMOOTH BURN OF THIS FALL CINNAMON APPLE WHISKEY COCKTAIL

I’ve found myself in the booze aisle at the supermarket overwhelmed on occasion. I’m overcome due to all the varieties of alcohol. For each brand of brandy, vodka, rum, whiskey there are several flavors. (It’s quite exciting, to be honest!) The day this special fall Cinnamon Apple Whiskey Cocktail recipe was born I wanted a drink that just seemed like fall.  I was feeling a little frustrated.  I about gave up when finally my eyes landed on a bottle of Seagram’s Apple Whiskey.

The classic liquor, Whiskey, is most noteworthy for the important role it plays in popular drinks. You may have heard of some like the Hot Toddy, an Old-Fashioned and Whiskey Sour.  Which are also good drinks for fall and winter seasons. So, I knew it should go into my shopping cart.

A GOOD WHISKEY CAN BE SIPPED STRAIGHT OR ON ICE.

I wasn’t sure if this bottle of Seagram’s Apple Whiskey was going to be mixed or chilled on the rocks. But after a few mixology mishaps, I believe we have the perfect fall Cinnamon Apple Whiskey cocktail! And we call it, The Burning Orchard.

IT’S NAMED, THE BURNING ORCHARD
Clear cocktail glass filled with apple cider, liquor and ice. Spiral sliced apple garnish and whiskey cinnamon apple cocktail ingredients in the background.

Whiskey lovers — Seagrams 7 Crown Orchard Apple Whiskey is fabulous by itself on ice. (I know because I tried it.)  It is crisp and smooth. The whiskey cocktail “Seven and Seven” is a simple mixture of Seagram’s and 7 up. So, it’s clear this whiskey doesn’t need much added to it for a smooth cocktail.

If you have been out in Nashville, Tennessee you would know that Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey is a popular drink there. Fireball is most noteworthy because it is a smooth yet powerful blast of cinnamon. Did you know some bars have Fireball on tap in Nashville? Therefore, this recipe is taking two smooth whiskeys and combining them into the best fall whiskey cocktail.

It’s a perfect cocktail to sip on nice and slow from September to December. (It is certainly good all the other months too!)

SPICE THINGS UP THIS FALL!
Seagrams Apple Orchard Whiskey bottle and two glasses of ice sitting on a glass top table.

INGREDIENTS

  • Seagrams 7 crown Orchard Apple Whiskey
  • Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey
  • Fresh Apple Cider
  • Apple Slice and cinnamon stick for garnish

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Fill two small glasses full of ice.
Two glasses filled with ice on a table top.
  1. Add one shot of Seagram’s 7 Crown Orchard Apple Whiskey. Crown Whiskey is a great alternative if you can’t find Apple Seagram’s.
Two glasses filled with ice and one shot of Seagram’s apple orchard whiskey sitting on a glass table with a leather chair in the background.
NOW FOR THE FIRE!
  1. Next, add one shot of Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey.
Liquor bottle of Cinnamon Fireball Whiskey.
  1. Top off your ice with your choice of Apple Cider. The fresher the better!
Two glasses sitting on a table half filled with fireball and apple whiskey. A half gallon jug of homemade apple cider sitting behind the glasses on the glass top dinning room table.
  1. Stir the drink up with a cinnamon stick and leave it in the glass. (Or just stir with a spoon, the cinnamon stick is simply for aroma, taste, and appearance)
Fancy short glass filled with ice, whiskey and apple cider sitting on a glass top table next to a window. Cocktail glass is garnished with a spiral slice of apple and cinnamon sticks.
  1. Garnish with a spiral apple slice, or just a regular apple wedge.
Kitchenaid apple corer and slicer.

After slicing my finger trying to make a fancy apple slice with a pineapple corer (yeah, don’t ask), I borrowed Cammie’s Kitchen Aid Mixer Apple corer. And, after using it, I fell in love with it. (Note to self: add this to my Christmas list)

My very first time using a kitchenaid apple coring tool I had zero trouble. It was so easy! I loved how many choices I had for coring an apple. I’ll definitely find more uses than just a cocktail garnish with this nifty tool! Check out this video of making the Burning Apple Cinnamon Whiskey Cocktail with fancy spiral apple garnish from the kitchenaid spiralizer tool.

YOUTUBE LINK

The fancy apple garnish is all for presentation. So, feel free to just cut an apple wedge for the glass rim; that will look fabulous too. But, if you decide to skip the apple garnish, it is alright! This Cinnamon Apple Whiskey will hold its own just fine!

COOL AIR, FALL LEAVES AND CINNAMON APPLE WHISKEY COCKTAILS!

I hope to run into you next time I’m lost and wandering in the booze aisle! If you need cocktail inspiration check out more Listotic Cocktail recipes and Halloween Party Shots!

Cheers!

–Andrea

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Looking down into a glass of apple whiskey with fireball and apple cider. Glass has garnish of apple slices and cinnamon sticks. Jug of apple cider and liquor bottles sitting on the table nearby.