Journal, Fall/Winter Issue 2018

Apple Cider Whiskey Rose Cocktails

This cocktail is the perfect signature cocktail to set the tone for any of your fall gatherings or Friendsgiving celebrations

This is the perfect taste of fall and only requires a little bit of prep to make the rosemary simple syrup. Cheers! 

Fall Friendsgiving Soiree 13

Apple Cider Whiskey Rose Cocktails


Make 8 cocktails


  • 12 oz whiskey
  • 1 cup rosemary simple syrup*
  • 8 large ice block cubes
  • Sparkling apple cider
  • For garnish: rosemary sprig, apple slices


  1. Fill shaker with whiskey, rosemary simple syrup*, and ice. Shake for 30 seconds. Pour whiskey mixture evenly into eight whiskey glasses.
  2. Place a large ice block into each class. Top each cocktail with a splash of sparkling apple cider. Garnish with rosemary sprig and apple slices.

*Note: To make rosemary simple syrup, bring one cup of water and one cup of sugar to a simmer. Remove from heat and add in three 5-inch rosemary sprigs. Steep for 20 minutes and strain mixture into a jar.

Photography by Abagail Halstead & Elizabeth Van Lierde / Recipe by Elizabeth Van Lierde

This recipe originally appeared in the Fall/Winter 2018 issue of The Inspired Home Journal, in the article “Boho Bash.”

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