Okanagan Apple Bourbon Cocktail Recipe

The warm rich flavours of B.C. apple juice, bourbon and a touch of cinnamon make this culinary cocktail a fall favourite


  • ½ cup freshly squeezed apple juice
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ vanilla bean
  • 1½ oz bourbon
  • 1 dried apple slice, to garnish


  1. Combine apple juice, cinnamon stick, vanilla bean in a small saucepan.
  2. Bring apple juice mixture to a gentle boil over medium high heat and reduce by half to ¼ cup of juice. Remove from heat, strain and cool.
  3. Combine cooled apple juice, lemon juice and bourbon in a shaker with ice. Shake until well mixed.
  4. Strain into a glass and garnish with a dried apple slice.  

Serves 1

Recipe courtesy of Culinary Capers, Vancouver-based catering and event-planning specialists