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Simple Apple Cider Bourbon Slush

It’s finally Friday, which means I have a cocktail to share with you today – a simple Apple Cider Bourbon Slush!

apple cider slushy recipe with bourbon

Well fall took a cold turn! Just yesterday I was wearing a dress and flip flops and today I was bundled up in a coat and boots. I was hoping to hold onto warmer temperatures for a few more weeks, but it appears fall is full effect and November is just days away. I must have blinked once again. 

easy fall cocktails | apple cider bourbon slush

apple cider slushy recipe

Over the past couple years, I have acquired a taste for bourbon. It provides much needed warmth this time of year and is a tasty addition to cocktails. A friend of mine and I were talking about an upcoming bonfire and decided that apple cider bourbon would be needed to combat the predicted 35-40 degree evening.

2 ingredient apple cider bourbon slush recipe

I love them warm, but wondered how it would be as a slush. My mom didn’t drink often, but when she did, it was almost always in slush form, so I decided to give it a shot…

large batch fall cocktails | apple cider bourbon slush

Great news – they’re amazing! While I had intended for the apple cider slush to be a Halloween cocktail, it’s 4:00 Friday and my job requires taste testing. I also don’t like to waste and photographed 3 glasses. Don’t worry, don’t worry, I saved one for Chris. 

frozen fall cocktail | apple cider slushies

This apple cider bourbon slush is perfect for a cozy night in – the consistency and flavor is so good, it requires just 2 ingredients, 2 minutes and a little patience/preparation.

Apple Cider Bourbon Slush

Prep Time 2 mins Total Time 2 mins
Serves 8


  • 1/2 gallon apple cider
  • 3 c bourbon


In a plastic pitcher/freezer safe container, combine cider and bourbon. 

Freeze overnight.

Remove from freezer and allow to set 3 minutes. Stir thoroughly incorporating contents that have settled to the bottom.

Serve or refreeze until ready to serve.

Recipe Notes

5.0 rating
1 reviews
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Cheers to the weekend!


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5 comments on “Simple Apple Cider Bourbon Slush”

  1. I have never had bourbon but this looks delicious. I am going to give this a try on Halloween night following a bowl of spicy chili. Good way to celebrate a spooky night. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Sweet twist that makes this drink easy to sip. I have used this idea with a “apple cider moonshine” I make. Works very well. 

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