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Cocktail of the Week: Apple Butter Old Fashioned

Queen Bee loves visiting local markets this time of year to pick up things like cider and apple butter. So, why not make a cocktail with it?


  • 2 oz. Bourbon
  • 2 oz. Apple Cider
  • 2 TBS Apple Butter
  • 2 Dashes Angostura Bitters
  • Coarse Sugar for Rim
  • Cinnamon Sticks for Garnish


  1. Wet the rim of your glass with apple cider then dip in sugar.
  2. Add all ingredients into a shaker topped with ice and shake until chilled.
  3. Pour cocktail mixture into rimmed glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with cinnamon sticks.

Sure, a glass of wine or a beer is a nice way to unwind – but every now and then, you deserve a happy hour that's a little more...hmmm. What's the word? Refined! Kelly Sparks of Queen Bee Mixology is graciously sharing a new cocktail with us every week, just in time for Happy Hour.

Queen Bee is raising the bar for cocktails made at home with recipes that are both easy – and delicious! Want more? Connect with Queen Bee Mixology on social media for extra recipes and behind-the-scenes content produced by VMG Studios. Please drink responsibly.