This has become a Kirkwood Family Signature. SUPER simple and easy, but makes you feel like a fancy pants! Or maybe it just makes me feel like that. But it’s the closest I have gotten to making a “mixed drink.” Other than that white wine sangria I made once. That was the bomb. But definitely more of a spring/summer drink. This is a nice, “warm you up and comfort you because you thought spring was here because it was 41 degrees yesterday but there are 6 inches of snow today” drink. Speaking of…I bet this would be amazing heated up. I have to try that now. Man!
So I love this drink not only for the flavor, but also the memory. When my sweet grandmother passed away, I was on the first plane to Washington and missed her by a few lousy hours. Though it was definitely a heart-achy reason to be visiting…the memories were beautiful, and through the tears we had so much fun. It was what grandma would have wanted. Laughing. Playing games (I introduced the West Coast to Kan Jam!). Being together. Perfect. And then, they introduced me to this new drink they love. And I was forever changed ;)
And all you need is two ingredients:
- Fireball Cinnamon Whisky (1 Shot)
- Angry Orchard Hard Apple Cider (1 Bottle-ish, any flavor…for this time I used Ginger, because that is what they introduced it to me with. But I have since heard that they love other flavors just as much, like Crisp Apple!)
And you probably know where to go from here!
- Pour your cider into a chilled glass (if you are drinking it cold.)
- Measure out one shot, and dump it in.
- Stir. Sip. Enjoy!
What you think?!