Cocktail Recipe: Maple Bourbon Smash

This tall glass of fall is served over ice but warms the spirit. Store-bought ingredients give layers of flavor in a flash.

Photo by Elizabeth Gelineau

Maple Bourbon Smash

2 ounces bourbon
1 tablespoon apple butter*
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
3 dashes Angostura bitters
club soda, to taste
apple wheel, for garnish

Add all ingredients except soda to a cocktail shaker along with a few cubes of ice and shake vigorously to chill. Fill a highball glass with ice and pour bourbon mixture over it. Top with soda and garnish with apple wheel. Makes 1.

*The apple butter adds pulp to the cocktail, which can be removed by straining, if you prefer. 

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