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)
Sprig of rosemary and slice of apple for garnish
First make the Rosemary Simple Syrup. Add one cup of sugar and one cup of water to a saucepan and bring to a boil.
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.
For the Whiskey Rose, in a cocktail glass, stir together whiskey, simple syrup, and lemon juice. Add a scoop of ice.
Top with hard cider, then dash with bitters.
Garnish with your rosemary and your apple slice. Cheers!
| Adapted from Anne Sage