More American Than Apple Pie
2 oz. bourbon
4 oz. hard cider
1 piece of candied bacon for garnish
cinnamon sugar rimmed glass
The first thing that I am going to do is prepare the garnishes. To make the candied bacon, brush maple syrup onto bacon and bake in the oven at 350 degrees for about ten to fifteen minutes. Keep a close eye on them so they don’t burn! Set them aside to cool.
Next, mix up a batch of cinnamon sugar. TheKitchn.com suggests that the ideal proportions are ¼ cup of sugar to 1 tablespoon of cinnamon. The cinnamon sugar will be used to rim the glass for an additional burst of apple pie flavor. Moisten the rim of the glass with hard cider and then dab the outer edge of the rim into the bowl of cinnamon sugar.