Friday, September 24, 2010

ginger & apple & bourbon

A little over two years ago, we spent a dizzy night inventing this little number for our wedding. Fresh cider, super-gingery ginger beer (I recommend Bundaberg if you can find it), and Kentucky bourbon in a 2:2:1 ratio. It's got a little something for everyone, perfect for autumn, and so tasty.

32 comments:

  1. Is this British cider (alcoholic) or American cider (non-alcoholic)? Thanks.

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  2. American, non-alcoholic cider. I'd be interested in tasting a version using the British variety, though!

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  3. Yum. Off to find some good ginger ale...I bet it would be pretty if you dipped the apple in sugar/candied it.
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  4. Needs a catchy name. Can we call it the Tampopo?

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  5. I'm going to be trying this tonight. It sounds yummy...and I don't even like Bourbon...which is sad to say since I'm from KY.

    (ps - found you from Pinterest)

    Thanks
    Sarah

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  6. I'm getting married in October with a fall/apple theme and this would be parfait! Woudl you mind sharing the quantities you purchased of everything to serve to approx. how many guests? That would be super helpful!

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  7. Ooh, I'd LOVE it to be named the Tampopo! Adorable.

    I hope you all like the cocktail! The key is to spring for that Bundaberg ginger ale (they usually have it at Cost Plus World Market), as other brands can taste cloyingly sweet.

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  8. This looks amazing. Thanks!

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  9. Ooooooh YUM, can't wait to try it!

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  10. There's a wonderful ginger ale in the South made by Buffalo Rock. Strongest gingery ginger ale I've ever had...

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  11. This looks heavenly! I am trying this tonight! I love all things fall and this may be my new favorite cocktail.

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  12. Anyone know how quantities to buy to make this for a big party?

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  13. This has been my go-to drink this fall! It truly is delicious.

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  14. I wonder if this would be yummy served hot - has anyone tried it this way?

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  15. Jess, that is a stroke of genius. I might substitute some sort of ginger syrup for the ginger ale, but I'll definitely give it a try!

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  16. With the apple cider, is it the fizzy kind or the kind you usually heat up for the warm beverage?

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  17. I'd use the kind you usually heat up; it's a bit richer and more apple-y. But I bet in a pinch you could use the sparkling stuff for an extra-fizzy drink. Cheers!

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  19. YES. I was looking for a cool drink for early autumn when it's still a little warm out :) Mulled cider is great but not always refreshing. I'm loving this thank you!

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  20. Has anyone tried this with ginger beer instead of ginger ale?

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  21. Oh, nevermind, Bundaberg IS ginger beer. You should correct that in the recipe. Ginger beer != ginger ale.

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  22. Very exciting! As a Brit I will try the genuine cider option first ;). Is it wrong of me to think that this would taste amazing with a pork roll?
    Best, Cam http://camiwhine.wordpress.com/

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  23. Danielle, thank you for the clarification! Ginger beer it is. That's definitely an important distinction to make, as ginger ale will be a bit too sweet and watery.
    Cami, I would be interested to hear how it goes with the hard cider... keep us posted!

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    1. What about sprite if i am out of ginger ale ?

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  24. Thank you sharing. Found this on Pinterest. Huge hit at a party I had this weekend. It was so delicious I ended up midway through the party making a pitcher to ensure I could get everyone served. Not too sweet, not too alcoholic in flavor... a perfect fall beverage.

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  25. Cider with mulled spices or plain?

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  26. Tried this last night, using our own apple cider we made from scratch. Very good as both a hot and cold drink, thanks for the idea!

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  27. Joanna: This recipe calls for the plain, un-mulled variety, but let me know if you've tried a spiced version! I bet it would be delicious.
    Geoff: I'm so glad you enjoyed the drink! I'll have to give it a try warm once the weather gets chilly again.

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  28. Mmmmmm! Ooh, wouldn't that pretty apple garnish be lovely dipped in maple sugar? Time to break out my brick of same and the old Microplane.

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  29. This looks great. I am attending an after Thanksgiving get together, and this looks like the perfect drink to take with me.

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