Bourbon Bomber

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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