American 75 (Bourbon and Hard Cider Cocktail)

by Ian Wickman

American 75

This is an all American twist on a classic, the French 75. Using hard cider and bourbon instead of champagne and gin. Superb fall flavors, blending the bourbon with crisp apple, lemon juice, and cinnamon simple syrup!
Keyword bourbon and hard cider cocktail
Prep Time 2 minutes
Servings 1
Author Ian Wickman


  • 1 oz bourbon
  • 1/2 oz lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz cinnamon simple syrup (3/4 tsp cinnamon to a cup sugar, and a cup water, heated and stirred until dissolved and just bubbling)
  • 3 oz hard cider (I used Crispin The Saint, which was delicious, not sweet and very flavorful)


  • Add bourbon, lemon juice, and cinnamon simple syrup to a shaker. Add ice.
  • Shake well for a count of 10 and then strain into a chilled champagne flute.
  • Top with the hard cider. Garnish with a twist of lemon, dehydrated lemon round, or cinnamon stick. Enjoy!


This bourbon and hard cider cocktail is a twist on the classic French 75, using basically the same ratios but completely different ingredients for a stunning fall cocktail.

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