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  • Brittany Aldridge

Spiced Apple Whiskey Sour

This cocktail is Apple Pie meets a Whiskey Sour! Think comforting and spicy apple - cinnamon- cardamom - sugary - goodness and your favourite whiskey with a drop of lemon! Sounds perfect right?! Give this recipe a try and be the judge!

This recipe makes 2 cocktails, to make a batch simply increase the quantity and serve in a jug!


For the spiced apple syrup:

  • 2 apples, cored and sliced

  • 1 cardamom pod

  • 1 clove

  • 1 star anise

  • 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon

  • 2 tablespoons of maple syrup, brown sugar or honey

  • 1 cup of water

For the cocktail assembly;

  • 2 shots of whiskey or bourbon of choice

  • 1 shot of fresh lemon juice

  • 2 shots of spiced apple syrup

  • Large ice cubes

  • For garnish: a pinch of ground cinnamon and lemon peel, optional


  • Put a small pot on high heat. Add apples, spices, maple syrup (or honey or sugar) and water to the pot.

  • Bring to the boil, stirring occasionally brfore reducing heat to medium - low. Simmer for 15 minutes or until the mixture has reduced slightly.

  • Carefully strain mixture, discarding any fruit pieces then bottle syrup. Set aside to cool at room temperature ( this can be stores in the fridge for up to two weeks).

  • In a cocktail shaker or jug add whiskey, ice, lemon juice and syrup. Give it a good stir until the shaker is chilled and everything is mixed well.

  • To serve; pour into whiskey tumblers and add large ice cubes. Garnish with lemon peel and a sprinkle of cinnamon.


  • If you are making this ahead spritz the apple slices with lemon juice to prevent browning. It’s also a good idea to chill the syrup and alcohol in the fridge.

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