Spiced Lucky Dog Fizz

Prep Time5 mins
Active Time5 mins
Course: Drinks
Yield: 1 glass

Materials

  • 1/4 cup bourbon
  • 1/4 cup club soda
  • 1/4 cup Somerset Ridge Lucky Dog Hard Apple Cider
  • 2 tbsp Spiced Simple Syrup recipe below
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • lemon Wedge

Spiced Simple Syrup

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 6 cardamom pods
  • 4 (3-inch) cinnamon sticks
  • 3 star anise pods
  • 1 tbsp sliced fresh ginger
  • 1 tsp black peppercorns
  • 1/2 tsp whole fennel seeds

Instructions

Spiced Simple Syrup

  • Combine sugar, water, cardamom pods, cinnamon sticks, star ansie pods, ginger, peppercorns, and fennel seeds in a small saucepan
  • Bring to a boil over medium-high, stirring constantly until sugar dissolves
  • Reduce heat to medium, and simmer 20 minutes
  • Remove from heat
  • Cool at room temperature for about 30 minutes
  • Pour through a fine wire-mesh strainer--discarding solids
  • Store in an airtight container in refrigerator up to 2 weeks

Mix Your Cocktail

  • Fill Collins glass with ice
  • Combine bourbon, soda water, Lucky Dog Hard Cider, Spiced Simple Syrup, and lemon juice
  • Pour into glass
  • Squeeze lemon wedge over cocktail
  • Serve immediately