Apple Pie Bourbon Fizz

This Apple Pie Bourbon Fizz is made with bourbon, homemade apple pie spiced simple syrup, apple cider, and a splash of soda water! It's the perfect amount of sweet and the most wonderful cocktail for fall! I love garnishing it with honeycrisp apple slices and a cinnamon stick!

Course Beverage, Cocktail, Drink
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1 cocktail, is easily multiplied
Author Molly | Spices in My DNA


For the apple pie simple syrup

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, loosely packed
  • 1 honeycrisp apple, diced
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice

For the apple pie sugar rim

  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1/8 teaspoon allspice

For the bourbon fizz

  • 2 1/2 ounces bourbon
  • 2 ounces apple pie simple syrup
  • 2 ounces apple cider
  • 3 ounces soda water
  • honeycrisp apple slices for garnish
  • cinnamon sticks for garnish


Apple pie simple syrup

  1. In a medium saucepan, combine the water, brown sugar, apple, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cardamom, and allspice. Bring to a boil and simmer for 2-3 minutes. Let cool completely, then strain through a fine mesh strainer into a bowl and discard the apples.

Apple pie sugar rim

  1. To a plate, add the sugar and spices and mix together with your fingers.

Bourbon fizz

  1. Moisten the edge of your glass with apple cider and rim in the apple pie sugar. Fill with crushed ice. Add a few ice cubes to a cocktail shaker and add the bourbon, simple syrup, and apple cider. Shake for 20-30 seconds and pour into the glass. Top with the soda water and stir to combine. Garnish with honeycrisp slices and a cinnamon stick!

Recipe Notes

*Extra apple pie simple syrup will keep in the fridge for up to 2 weeks! I love using it for any and all fall cocktails, sangria, desserts, pancakes, ice cream, and anything your heart desires!
*If you want to make these pitcher style to serve a crowd, just measure everything out in the quantities that you need, and don’t add the ice and soda water until you’re ready to serve to guests! You can rim all of your glasses in the apple pie sugar and have those ready to go as well!