Apple Drop Cocktail

By DeAndrea Douglas
golden brown cocktail in coupe glass in front of a window with soft lighting from sheer curtains

This delightful cocktail was brought to me courtesy of Chanston. I’m fairly certain that he wanted to try it out because he saw it online somewhere and knew we had everything we needed to make this except apple juice. Since we live much closer to the grocery store than we used to, he popped over and grabbed some.

It was pretty tasty on its own, but I added the turbinado sugar and apple slice garnishes to give it a little extra something. It was worth taking the extra time. I don’t think I’d make his one a summer staple, but this is a great cocktail for fall.

Apple Drop Cocktail

Prep Time 7 minutes
Course Cocktails
Servings 1 serving


  • 1 oz Whiskey
  • 2 oz Apple Juice
  • 3/4 oz lemon juice
  • 3/4 oz simple syrup
  • Bitters to taste
  • Turbinado sugar (for garnish)
  • Apple slice (for garnish)


  • Pour turbinado sugar onto small flat plate.
  • Rub lemon wedge on the rim of coupe glass.
  • Turn glass upside down and place rim on the sugar.
  • Turn until rim is coated.
  • Turn glass right side up and put aside.
  • Combine all in ice-filled shaker and shake vigorously
  • Strain into coupe glass
  • Add a dash or 2 of Bitters.
  • Garnish w/apple slice.
  • Enjoy!
Keyword Bourbon, Whiskey
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