A Caramel Apple Whiskey Sour is a great fall drink. Apple juice, caramel syrup, lemon juice and whiskey make up this delicious drink.
Disclaimer: I received product from Torani to aide in creation of this recipe for the #FallFlavors event. This recipe is intended for readers age 21+ and up. Please drink responsibly.
My friend Shannon’s grandmother used to make the most delicious whiskey sour cocktails. I remember quite a few parties where there would be a pitcher full of the delicious cocktail just waiting to be enjoyed. While she stuck with the classic whiskey sour, I’d like to think that she would really enjoy this fall version, made with apple juice and caramel syrup just as well.
Apple and whiskey are such a great flavor combination. There is already a variety of apple whiskey’s out there, as well as apple flavored liquors, but if you’re looking for an easy to make cocktail, I got you covered.
What is a whiskey sour?
A whiskey sour is a cocktail made with whiskey, lemon juice and sugar. It’s served shaken and “on the rocks” which just means over ice. Garnishes can include a sugared rim, an orange slice or a maraschino cherry.
This version adds in apple juice and caramel syrup, making it the perfect addition for your line up of fall cocktails to enjoy.
Ingredients for a caramel apple whiskey sour
- apple juice – any brand is fine. I prefer the ones with lower sugar since this cocktail is on the sweet side
- whiskey – any decent quality whiskey (or bourbon) will do!
- lemon juice – fresh squeezed is best, but if you have the refrigerated bottles, that works too
- caramel sauce – Torani makes a delicious caramel sauce
- ice – cubed, crushed, your choice
- icing sugar – (optional, to rim the glass)
how to make this cocktail
- Pour caramel sauce onto a plate. Dip the top of the glass into the caramel.
- Pour sugar onto a plate. Roll the caramel coated part of the glass into the sugar.
- Fill the glass with ice.
- Pour apple juice, whiskey and lemon juice into the glass.
- Stir and serve!
other options for this cocktail
- add a drizzle of caramel sauce into the glass
- replace apple juice with apple cider (and/or serve the apple cider warm in the cocktail)
- add a slice of apple for a garnish
- dip the rim of the glass in salt for a ‘salted caramel’ version
- replace half of the apple juice with green apple syrup for a slightly more tart version
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Caramel Apple Whiskey Sour
- 2 tbsp caramel sauce
- 2 tbsp icing sugar
- 1 cup ice
- 10 oz apple juice
- 4 oz whiskey
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- Pour the caramel sauce onto a plate. Roll the tops of the glass into the caramel sauce.
- Pour the sanding sugar onto a plate. Dip the caramel-coated part of the glass into it.
- Fill each glass with ice.
- Divide the apple juice, whiskey and lemon juice between the glasses.
- Garnish with an apple slice if desired.
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