Recipe: Sparkling Whiskey Rosemary Cider

Homemade rosemary simple syrup adds a fresh twist to this spiked apple cider.

Sparkling Whiskey Rosemary Cider

Yield: One cocktail

Sparkling Whiskey Rosemary Cider


  • 1.5 ounces rye whiskey
  • 1/2 ounce rosemary simple syrup (recipe below)
  • 1/2 ounce lemon juice
  • Sparkling water
  • Apple cider
  • Bitters
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 sprigs fresh rosemary, plus more for garnish
  • Apple slice for garnish


  1. Make the rosemary simple syrup: Add sugar and water to a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Once sugar is dissolved, remove from the heat and add rosemary. Cool and strain, pouring the simple syrup into a container for storage. Keep refrigerated until using (make sure container is sealed tightly).
  2. For the cocktail: In a cocktail glass, stir together whiskey, simple syrup and lemon juice. Add ice. Top with apple cider, a splash of sparkling water and a dash of bitters. Garnish with fresh rosemary and an apple slice.



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