Much of this past summer was spent with a Moscow Mule in hand so the opportunity to mix ginger beer and apple cider was too much to pass up! I also wanted to share another fall cocktail that is a bit more on the masculine side. Since the original version of this drink was named for a man with possibly the most masculine nickname and who allegedly enjoyed these frequently, I figured this modern twist was the perfect choice. After having my husband try this new version of the classic Stone Wall cocktail, he said I should call it “gender neutral” rather than masculine. When asked for his definition of a “masculine fall cocktail” he said- bourbon, so take his opinion with a grain of salt.
I absolutely loved this drink and think it will become a seasonal staple in the Hudson household. It isn’t as sweet as I expected after reading through the ingredients and the hint of lime delivers a surprise twist to the finish.
You will need:
- 1.5 teaspoons of simple syrup
- 1.5 oz bourbon (we prefer Hudson Baby Bourbon, of course)
- 1.5 oz apple cider
- 1.5 oz ginger beer
- Fresh ginger
- Lime wedge and apple slice for garnish
Muddle a small sliver of ginger in a cocktail shaker, add ice and pour your ingredients in. Put one big ice cube into an old-fashioned glass and squeeze your lime wedge on it. Pour the drink into your glass and garnish with your squeezed lime wedge and apple slice on a cocktail pick and enjoy!