Bourbon Bomber

In case you haven’t noticed, one of my favorite ways to celebrate a season is with a cocktail. Fall is my favorite season for lots of reasons, one of which is the delicious flavors and fragrances that circulate during these months. Apples, spices, pine, smokiness… So naturally I was excited to come across the recipe for the  Bourbon Bomber on The Boys Club (adorable blog – check it out) and give it a try for myself. This is a drink you can easily modify to your own taste. Those guys used homemade apple cider which I bet would bring this drink to another level not to mention make your entire house smell like a fall wonderland, but I was impatient and went with the pre-made stuff which worked just fine. It would probably make an amazing hot drink too. Either way, it’s perfect to sip on while doing some early holiday decorating or cozying up in a cabin somewhere.

Make it:

3/4 cup apple cider
1/4 cup bourbon
1 1/2 tsp agave nectar
1/2 tsp all spice
1/2 tsp lemon zest
1/2 tsp nutmeg, grated
drop of bitters
pinch of grated ginger
rosemary sprig, for garnish

In a cocktail shaker, add a few ice cubes, bourbon, apple cider, agave nectar, all spice, lemon zest, nutmeg and a pinch of grated ginger. Shake. Shake some more. Strain the drink into a glass filled with ice. Top with a drop of bitters and a rosemary sprig for garnish. Sip and feel fall-y.

Photos by Ian Sheppard


  1. Bookmarking this. Looks absolutely amazing.

  2. I make a mean bourbon drink that has bitters, honey simple syrup, lemon simple syrup, crystallized ginger and apple cider. Similar but a bit more sweet :)

  3. Looks so beautiful! I am definitely missing fun holiday cocktails this time of year :( I need to come up with some mocktail ideas!

  4. This sounds absolutely delicious. I want that drink, a roaring fire, a cozy blanket and a good book! Love.

  5. Yay Catherine! So glad you made this and thanks so much for mentioning and linking to the boys club. Thanks for passing this on. Hopefully you’ll enjoy this drink as much as I have!

    1. thelifestyled 11/08/2012

      Yay! Thanks Mike! Next time I’m going to try it with your homemade cider recipe! Thanks for sharing this wonderful drink and I will definitely be back to see what other great stuff you come up with!

  6. I’m allergic to alcohol, so I can’t say much about the recipe, but I’m DESPERATE to know where to find those gorgeous drinking glasses.

  7. This looks delicious!
    I love the post and love your blog.
    I have recently started my own lifestyle blog and would love to hear your opinion on it, as you do such a great job.

    keep it up x

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  10. Where did you get those glasses that the drink is in. I love them. Going to give the drink a try.

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