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5 from 10 votes

Apple & Orange Bourbon Sour with Allspice Simple Syrup

The tangy apple and fresh orange create this amazingly refreshing combination that’s genuinely one of the best bourbon cocktail recipes I’ve made. To accompany the crisp, fruity flavor, and take the drink to the next level, I also created a flavored simple syrup recipe using maple and allspice berries. When everything comes together, this drink is an amazing sipper. Sweet, citrusy, and with a hint of spice, my orange & apple bourbon sour cocktail is a great way to start off your night!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American, French
Servings: 1 cocktail
Author: Jessie-Sierra Ross
Cost: $4


  • 4 ounces filtered apple juice
  • 2 ounces bourbon
  • 1 ounce maple allspice simple syrup*
  • 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed Cara Cara orange juice
  • dash of Regans’ Orange Bitters
  • citrus wheels, edible flowers, or blackberries for garnish


  • In the cup of a shaker, pour the apple, lemon, and orange juices.
  • Add the bourbon and simple syrup, along with a large handful of ice.
  • Close the shaker and vigorously shake for at least 30 seconds.
  • Take an Old Fashioned glass or large tumbler, and fill halfway with ice.
  • Strain the drink into the glass and add a dash or two of orange bitters.
  • Garnish with a cocktail stick of blackberries, an orange wheel, or twist of lemon.


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Whiskey makes a great substitution, if you aren’t a bourbon fan. I would recommend using a smooth and mellow whiskey, one that has more citrus notes, rather than on the smokey side. That way the spirit won’t overwhelm the other flavors in this recipe.