Apple Turnover
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Apple Turnover
Cocktail recipe

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The Apple Turnover cocktail is a warming, seasonal drink that embodies the flavors of autumn in a glass. Featuring a robust base of apple cider, which lends a sweet and ... more The Apple Turnover cocktail is a warming, seasonal drink that embodies the flavors of autumn in a glass. Featuring a robust base of apple cider, which lends a sweet and fruity foundation, it is enhanced by the addition of smooth bourbon that adds a layer of complexity and depth. The cocktail is spiced with notes of cinnamon and a whisper of nutmeg, creating a nostalgic blend reminiscent of the classic apple turnover pastry. Served in a highball glass, the Apple Turnover is a simple yet comforting concoction that makes for a delightful sipping experience, especially during the cooler months.
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12% | 2.7 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Apple Turnover

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Fill a highball glass past halfway with the apple cider, then stir in the cinnamon and nutmeg
Add the bourbon and serve
~ Adding too much bourbon will overpower the cider taste so be cautious. ~

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do you properly stir the Apple Turnover cocktail to ensure the best flavor?

To properly stir the Apple Turnover cocktail, fill a mixing glass with the specified amounts of cider and bourbon. Add the pinches of nutmeg and cinnamon. Fill the glass with ice and stir for about 30 seconds to properly chill and dilute the drink. Straining the mixture into a highball glass ensures a smooth texture and the perfect blending of flavors.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What garnishes work best with the Apple Turnover cocktail to enhance its flavor and presentation?

For the Apple Turnover cocktail, an apple slice or a cinnamon stick makes the perfect garnish. The apple slice complements the cider's fruitiness, while the cinnamon stick enhances the drink's aroma and spices. You might also consider a sprinkle of ground cinnamon or nutmeg on top for added visual appeal and flavor.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

Is there a specific type of highball glass recommended for serving the Apple Turnover cocktail?

While any highball glass will suffice, using a clear, straight-sided highball glass is recommended for serving the Apple Turnover cocktail. This not only showcases the drink's color and ingredients but also provides the right volume and space for the drink to be properly mixed and garnished.

SEASONAL_TIME_RECOMMENDATIONS

What season is the Apple Turnover cocktail most suited for?

Given its use of cider, bourbon, and warm spices like nutmeg and cinnamon, the Apple Turnover cocktail is most suited for the autumn season. These ingredients evoke the comfort and warmth associated with fall, making it an ideal choice for chilly evenings or seasonal gatherings.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can you substitute the bourbon in the Apple Turnover cocktail with another type of alcohol?

Yes, you can substitute the bourbon in the Apple Turnover cocktail with another type of alcohol. A good alternative would be dark rum, which complements the sweetness of the cider and the spiciness of the nutmeg and cinnamon well. However, this substitution may alter the flavor profile slightly, so it's best to choose based on personal preference.

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