Small Girl, Big Ideas

Bourbon Elder Cocktail


The most powerful wand in Harry Potter was the Elder wand, so it makes sense that the game changing ingredient here is St. Germain (which is made from Elderflowers which come from the tree the Elder wand is made from...that's....nerdy?). If you are bored of mixing rum into apple cider just like every one else, try this simple cocktail. I made this for Jeremiah and Becki when they stopped by after their engagement, and they were in love with it too.




What You'll Need
Kentucky Bourbon (Bulleit is a new one for me, I love it)
St. Germain (Elderflower Liquer)
Apple Cider
Ice
Cinnamon Stick and Apple Slice for Ganish


Pour 2 parts apple cider, 1 part bourbon, and 1/2 part elderflower liquer (I used shot glasses to measure)


Pour over ice and stir with a cinnamon stick.


Slice an apple for garnish if desired!

31 comments:

  1. This sounds seriously delicious, and perfect to warm you up on a cold winter day (like today) I am going to have to try this!!!
    xJennaD

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  2. what a nice change! i'll definitely try it. thanks katherine!
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  3. I don't drink, but I love the photos. :)

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  4. This sounds so yummy! I'm such a fan of all things Elderflower so this is definitely my kind of thing.

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  5. I agree with everyone - it sounds perfect for a fall day like today! I wish we had the ingredients at home :-)

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  6. Wow this sounds so good!!!!!!!!1 I need to try this. OR just Rum and Apple Cider... never tried that. I am so behind the times!

    Sara
    http://seventwentysomethings.blogspot.com/

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  7. Your cocktails looks really good :)

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  8. I can't wait to make this...my bf and I love trying new drinks =)

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  9. You have such a lovely blog, I can't wait to try out this recipe! I"m always on the look out to try new cocktails!

    I'm your newest follower :)

    Lea x

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  10. I think it's awesome that you have your own cocktail recipes on your blog! Seriously that is so unique! This one sounds delicious, and I really think I'm gonna try it out. Thanks for sharing!

    perfectly priya

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  11. THIS looks so delicious. Even my husband looked over to see what I was looking at (he's an apple cider FIEND).

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    1. In fact, it looks so good I've pinned it.

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  12. This sounds SO amazing right now-- definitely what my Thursday night needs! Love how you styled the finsihed product with the leaves too :)

    xx, Emily
    http://soanthro.com

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  13. hahah if I were old enough to drink, I would want to drink this just cause of the harry potter background of it :)
    xx mili

    callmemaeby.blogspot.com/

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  14. What?! These things are awesome looking, I'd have one right along with a shot of butter beer ;)

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  15. Hahaha not nerdy at all. I loved the Harry Potter reference :)

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  16. Mmmmm this looks so yummy! I need to try this as well.

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  17. I like how you tied Harry Potter into this, haha! Looks tasty, I'll have to try it!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  18. so very fall! i love it...perhaps tonight???

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  19. I have a slight obsession with St. Germain, and am totally up for trying ANY cocktail with it ;) Also...is that glass from Kate Spade? I definitely have them on my wishlist.

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    1. Indeed it is! I have the decanter and 'mine' and 'yours' on my wishlist too! They are SO nice and dishwasher safe. My maid of honor got them for us as a wedding gift.

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  20. Oh, an apple cider drink sounds so good!

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  21. 1. i very much appreciated the Harry Potter reference. If I could, I'd paint a Harry mural on my wall. But I think that that would give my boyfriend nightmares. 2. this sounds so extremely goooood. And I haven't had a drink in over a month and now I wish I had a flask in my office desk drawer. If Mad Men could do it then so can I ;)

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  22. Sounds yummy! I love the Harry Potter reference. :)

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  23. Yum! I'm a Kentucky girl and we love our bourbon. Love the cider idea!

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  24. Yum this sounds so tasty! Fall cocktails really are the best. I loved your Harry Potter reference too!

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