Robert Wesseler, who created this cocktail, says it’s perfect for your Thanksgiving premeal party. “It’s 100% local—thanks to our Indiana apple cider producers, Indiana Shagbark Syrup and Harrison Indiana Straight Bourbon Whiskey. I like to serve this cocktail in a Champagne flute because the shape of the glass says ‘festive’ to me.”
1 tablespoon Shagbark Hickory Syrup
1½ to 2 ounces bourbon
4 ounces ice-cold fresh Indiana apple cider
Put the syrup, bourbon and cider in a cocktail shaker with several ice cubes. Shake vigorously and strain into a Champagne glass. Enjoy!
Makes 1 drink.
Note: Try it with Ravenswood Rye Whiskey, available at Journeyman Distillery in Three Oaks, Michigan, starting October 7.