Get toasty with our new JUICIā„¢ Apple Old Fashioned Cocktail! It's the perfect drink to help you embrace the cold winter months. Typically, Old Fashioned cocktails are made with cherries and orange, but we've updated this classic cocktail recipe with a fresh spin using JUICIā„¢ apples from Starr RanchĀ® Growers.

Apple Old Fashioned Cocktail

JUICIā„¢ apples are the perfect balance of sweet and tart, which means it's flavor is unmatched! This apple has thin skin so there's no need to peel this sweet fruit when you're ready for a snack ā€“ or a drink! For this recipe we cooked diced JUICI's with warming cinnamon, nutmeg, and a little brown sugar to sweeten this boozy libation.

TIP: if you like your Old Fashioned's on the sweeter side, add a drizzle of maple syrup or simple syrup to the glass.

Apple Old Fashioned Cocktail Recipe

Here's how to layer this cocktail ā€“

Add 2-3 tbsp of cooked JUICIā„¢ apples. If adding maple syrup or simple syrup, add this now.

Top with crushed ice.

Add 1-2 shots of good bourbon. Option to top with ginger beer, strong ginger ale, or just a little seltzer water for bubbles.

Garnish with JUICIā„¢ Apple and a cinnamon stick. Stir and enjoy!

As you need a 'top-off' just add more ice and bourbon. As the ice melts, the diced apple will slip through as you sip ā€“ YUM!

Apple Old Fashioned Cocktail Recipe


  • 3 JUICIā„¢ Apples - small dice or grated
  • 3 Tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 3 tsp cinnamon
  • Dash nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup (or more as needed) water
  • Your favorite Bourbon

  1. Place small diced or grated JUICIā„¢ apples and all other ingredients into a small saucepan over medium heat. Mix to combine well.
  2. Cook for about 10 minutes or until the JUICIā„¢ apples have softened and most of the liquid has cooked down.
  3. Place 2-3 tbsp of the cooked JUICIā„¢ apples into your Old Fashioned glass, top with crushed ice, and a shot (or more) of your favorite bourbon.
  4. Top with sparkling water (if desired) and garnish with cinnamon stick and JUICIā„¢ apple slice.
  5. To top off your drink, simply add more bourbon and ice. The pieces of apple will slip through the ice as you sip ā€“ YUM!
  6. TIP: If you like your drinks on the sweeter side, add a bit of your favorite simple syrup. Enjoy your JUICIā„¢ Apple Old Fashioned Cocktail!
Apple Old Fashioned Cocktail Recipe


41 responses to “JUICIā„¢ Apple Old Fashioned”

  1. You have such a wonderful recipes healthy and nutritious tips not on delicious but keeps you healthy and you guys as a website so wonderful you got everything on here

  2. I shared because I am a senior and have a lot of old drinking friends and at our age most need the apples and I need the bourbon!! Great drink for us…

  3. I donā€™t use alcohol, seems white grape juice might make it too sweet..does it really need anything else ?

    • Hi, Melinda! You can totally omit the bourbon in this recipe if you want to! Use ginger ale or a good spicy ginger beer instead. Hope you enjoy! šŸ™‚

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