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Apple Fritter Cocktail

Heather Wibbels
Delve into that sticky sweet, fried donut taste with this Apple Fritter Cocktail, featuring rye, apple brandy, reduced apple cider and a tiny bit of cinnamon roll simple syrup. It’s a combination that gives us the apple flavor and nice hit of the baked vanilla notes with the whiskey and apple brandy.
5 from 1 vote
Course Drinks
Cuisine whiskey cocktail
Servings 1


  • 1 oz Wilderness Trail rye whiskey
  • 1 oz Copper and Kings Floodwall aged brandy
  • ½ oz cake vodka
  • ½ oz reduced apple cider*
  • ¼ oz Trader Vic’s macademia nut liqueur
  • ¼ oz Monin’s cinnamon bun syrup
  • 2 dashes apple bitters
  • 8 drops ginger bitters
  • Garnish: apple fan, slice of apple fritter, or cinnamon stick and cinnamon sugar garnish on glass


  • Combine all ingredients except the garnish in a mixing glass. Add ice and stir until well-chilled – about 30 seconds. Strain into a rocks glass garnished with a cinnamon sugar rim and an apple fan. I prefer it on the rocks rather than neat.


*For the reduced apple cider, I put 4 cups of apple cider on a low simmer for about 3 hours until it reduced to 1 cup. You won’t need to add any sugar. It’s plenty sweet enough.
Keyword apple, brandy, cinnamon, macademia, rye whiskey
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