Tuesday, October 13, 2015

October Cocktail Link-Up + Apple Cider Whiskey Sour Recipe

Hey Gals! You all know how much we love cocktail link-up day around here, but we're especially excited because we cannot get enough of our fall inspired recipe for this month! We love to play around with new recipes, so this month we wanted to feature a spirit that has surprisingly been absent from any of our other cocktail recipes - Whiskey! It's the perfect base for a fall cocktail if you ask us, so we decided to go with the classic Whiskey Sour recipe, though as usual, we couldn't resist putting our own twist on it.  We are absolute apple cider junkies around here, and always have a jug on hand in the fridge, so we decided it was the perfect flavor enhancer to take this cocktail to the next level.

A classic whiskey sour calls for just just a handful of ingredients - whiskey, lemon juice, sugar, and believe it or not, egg white.

We know... we were a little wary of putting raw egg white in a cocktail, but we really wanted to keep with the classic recipe, and we're sure glad we did! You don't taste the egg at all, and it gives it almost a meringue like quality. You can certainly skip it, and it'll still be completely delicious, but it really did add something special, and it's what gives you that great frothy top layer.

Since it's fall, and we're obsessed with all things apple cider, we decided to add a little cider to our cocktail, and we recommend you do the same!

The cider pair perfectly with the bourbon - it's a little bit sweet, a little bitter tart, and definitely has a little bit of a kick to it.

And mixing it up couldn't be easier - just take all of your ingredients, and pour into a cocktail shaker full of ice. Shake for about 15 seconds, and viola - a perfectly chilled and frothed autumnal cocktail!

  • 1 shot of whiskey (we are partial to Buffalo Trace Bourbon since it's a little bit sweet)
  • 1 shot of apple cider
  • Juice from half of a lemon
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon
  • 1 egg white
  • A dash of cinnamon

    Combine all ingredients (except the cinnamon) in a cocktail shaker over ice, shake for a good 15 seconds and strain into your martini glass. Top with cinnamon, put on your best blanket scarf, and enjoy outside!

    Oh and in case you're wondering - the cocktail napkins were a recent pickup from Home Goods. It's literally impossible to leave there without at least 3 packs of cocktail napkins every time we go!

    Now it's your turn! Join the party and link-up your favorite cocktail recipe - old or new! As always, we're not sticklers here, so feel free to take a little creative license - wine, beer, mocktails, glassware.. we love it all!

    1. Follow The Sequin Notebook on BloglovinInstagramFacebook, and/or Twitter.

    2. Add your favorite cocktail recipe below.

    3. Link back to our blog, and/or grab the link-up button!

    4. Come back on the second Tuesday of each month to link up again and discover some delicious new cocktails!

    Linking up today with EmilyJennifer JuniperKaryn, KristenEmilyMandyMaryJessicaMandySusanLisaNatasha, and Pam!


    1. The presentation on this is out of this world good!! I love all the different flavors you've added! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

    2. I am absolutely going to have to try this! Obsessed with all things apple cider for fall so this sounds like a great fall cocktail! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

    3. that looks DELICIOUS. i love almost anything with bourbon in it so it will clearly be a winner in my book. also i am SO with you on picking up napkins every time i'm there. i have a stash of halloween napkins that i just adore. they're the best!

      xoxo cheshire kat

    4. Yum! You know I like some bourbon! I love how you styled your photos as well

    5. This looks incredible and loving how festive it is - perfect for a Halloween party <3

      Green Fashionista

    6. That looks and sounds absolutely delicious!!

    7. OOH, yes Please!! Perfect for a Halloween Party.

    8. lol raw egg and whiskey do not sound like my jam, but meringue? yummmm.

    9. That looks delicious and so festive and I have to say your pictures are AMAZING! You blow me away with your photography!

    10. YOu basically just merged my two favorite drinks together! I can't wait to try this!!

    11. Such a fun idea for fall! Sounds delish!

    12. So I kind of love whiskey sours so this is going to be a game changer.. I am going to spend my fall a little tipsy..

    13. YUM! Perfect for fall and looks so delicious!

    14. Mmmm this sounds just fantastic!
      Trish - tales from trish

    15. Hmm that is interesting with the egg! I might just be feeling brave enough to try it though!

    16. I had no idea there was an egg whites in them! Seems like such a random ingredient haha!

    17. This is seriously the PERFECT cocktail for fall and winter. Need to share this with my bestie tonight!

    18. I've never had a whiskey sour (I've always been a bit freaked out about the egg whites) but now I want to give it a try!


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