This is an excellent simple cocktail. I've used a range of bourbon include Basil's and Woodford. I echo what one person said below regarding cayenne. Do not use it as a garnish, but put a dash into the cocktail shaker prior to shaking. I also garnish with a lemon peel. Trader Joe's Honeycrisp cider works well for this recipe!
Rating: 5 stars
Great fall cocktail! I was looking for something to use up a quart of apple cider & this fit the bill wonderfully! The top-off pinch of cayenne resulted in overly burny lips, but I liked the addition of heat enough to just add in a pinch before shaking it up. Also, a little cinnamon (1/4 teaspoon at most) was a nice addition.
This is really delicious. Made it with super cheap bourbon and it masked the taste beautifully. It has to be the lemon juice that does the heavy lifting but it doesn't taste lemony at all. Definitely a great fit for our October wedding.