The Whiskey Rose


  • 1.5 oz rye whiskey

  • 1/2 oz rosemary simple syrup

  • 1/2 oz lemon juice

  • Champlain Orchards Hard Cider (Preferably Honeycrisp, Original, or Heirloom)

  • Bitters

  • Sprig of rosemary and slice of apple for garnish


  1. First make the Rosemary Simple Syrup. Add one cup of sugar and one cup of water to a saucepan and bring to a boil.

  2. Once sugar is dissolved, remove from the heat and add 3 sprigs of fresh rosemary. Once its cooled, strain the simple syrup and place in a lid tight container. Keep any extra refrigerated.

  3. For the Whiskey Rose, in a cocktail glass, stir together whiskey, simple syrup, and lemon juice. Add a scoop of ice.

  4. Top with hard cider, then dash with bitters.

  5. Garnish with your rosemary and your apple slice. Cheers!

| Adapted from Anne Sage