Start your party with Southern 75, a signature cocktail featuring bourbon, hard cider, lemon juice, and powdered sugar. For a dramatic presentation, garnish each drink with your choice of apple slices or a sprig of fresh rosemary.

Virginia Willis
Recipe by Southern Living February 2014

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Jennifer Davick; Styling: Heather Chadduck Hillegas

Recipe Summary

hands-on:
5 mins
total:
3 hrs 5 mins
Yield:
Makes 3 1/2 cups
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Stir together bourbon, lemon juice, and powdered sugar in a pitcher until sugar dissolves (about 30 seconds). Cover and chill 3 hours. Divide among 8 Champagne flutes; top each with 1/4 cup chilled hard cider (such as Angry Orchard). Garnish, if desired.

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  • Make-Ahead Tip: Mix together the first 3 ingredients of this twist on a classic French 75 up to 24 hours ahead.

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