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Happy Hour: Okanagan Apple Bourbon

By Courtesy of Culinary Capers Catering and Special Events at Waterview (Vancouver, BC)


Culinary Capers, the catering arm of Waterview in British Columbia, recently launched Culinary Cocktails, featuring 20 recipes made in-house using local ingredients and housemade bitters. The Okanagan Apple Bourbon recipe, in particular, offers a warm rich flavor perfect for winter and holiday entertaining.

½ cup fresh squeezed apple juice
1 cinnamon stick
1 tsp. fresh squeezed lemon juice
½ vanilla bean
1 ½ oz. bourbon
dried apple slices (for garnish)

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

Makes 1 serving

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