Sparkling Citrus Apple Bourbon Smash

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Prep Time
15 minutes
• 1 medium apple, chopped
• ¼ teaspoon Pasolivo Sugar and Spice Blend, plus extra for rim
• 1 cup water
• 1 tablespoon Pasolivo Orange Blossom Honey, plus extra for rim
• 2 tablespoons Pasolivo Sparkling Citrus Vinegar
• 4 ounces of your favorite bourbon
• Sliced apple, for garnish
Pasolivo Tuscan Sun Baked Olives, for garnish

• In small sauce pan place apple, Pasolivo Sugar and Spice Blend, water, Pasolivo Orange Blossom Honey and Pasolivo Sparkling Citrus Vinegar.
• Cook mixture on medium heat, stirring occasionally.
• Cook for 10 minutes and set aside to cool.
• Add cooked apple mixture to a cocktail shaker.
• Give it a good muddle, pressing down apples with muddler or a back of a wooden spoon until the apples look like apple sauce.
• Add bourbon to cocktail shaker and ice. Shake
• Add a little honey to small plate.
• Turn cocktail glass upside down, then dip in honey.
• Place right side up and let honey drizzle down.
• Take a pinch of Sugar and Spice Blend.
• Over the plate add to the rimmed honey.
• Fill glass with ice and top with cocktail.
• Garnish with toothpick of Tuscan Sun Baked Olives (the saltiness does wonders with the honey!) and sliced apples.

This cocktail was created by local chef, Rachel Ponce, and featured in the Edible SLO fall issue magazine. It’s a delicious cocktail with layers of complex flavors including Pasolivo Sparkling Citrus Vinegar and Pasolivo Orange Blossom Honey.

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