|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 0g||1%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||0%|
|Total Carbohydrate 33g||12%|
|Dietary Fiber 6g||21%|
|Total Sugars 15g|
|Vitamin C 61mg||304%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Irish whiskey and hard apple cider combine with mint for an interesting autumn cocktail. It's a fun drink that's like a mint julep adapted for the fall season. The intriguing taste is a little different than the average Irish whiskey cocktail, too.
Hard cider is an excellent pairing for the smooth taste of Irish whiskey. When mint and lime are added to that mix, they bring in a lighter touch and make the drink a little more refreshing.
4 to 6 fresh mint leaves
3 lime wedges, divided
1/2 ounce simple syrup
1 1/2 ounces Irish whiskey
3 ounces hard apple cider
Fresh mint sprig, for garnish
Gather the ingredients.
In a cocktail shaker, muddle the mint, 2 lime wedges, and simple syrup.
Add the whiskey, fill the shaker with ice, and shake well.
Fine strain through a mesh strainer into a tall glass filled with cracked ice.
Top with hard apple cider, and garnish with the remaining lime wedge and a sprig of mint. Serve and enjoy.
- Rather than hard cider, you can pour a nonalcoholic apple cider. The drink will taste the same, but it will be a little lighter on the alcohol.
- If you don't have simple syrup on hand, use a pinch of sugar instead.
- Mint is a bit of an odd flavor pairing for apple. Try this same recipe with other herbs like basil, lavender, rosemary, or tarragon instead.
How Strong Is a Whiskey Cider Julep?
The whiskey cider julep is a perfectly casual cocktail that's about as strong as a glass of wine. Its average alcohol content should be in the 12 percent ABV (24 proof) range.