3 New Bourbon Cocktails for Labor Day Weekend

August 31, 2012 | By | Comments (17)
apple pie bourbon 3 New Bourbon Cocktails for Labor Day Weekend

Apple Pie-Infused Bourbon Recipe, Photo by Jennifer Davick

Labor Day is almost here, and we’d like to make a toast your hard work with a tasty bourbon cocktail. In the September issue of Southern Living, we show you how to upgrade a so-so bourbon into a top-shelf indulgence by infusing it with the All-American flavor of apple pie. As an added long-weekend bonus, we’ve developed a trio of Apple Pie-Infused Bourbon cocktails for you to enjoy over the holiday. One for ladies, one for gents, and one to serve a crowd. So, if you haven’t made the bourbon yet, do it today so it’ll be ready for the festivities.


The cocktails right after testing / From left to right: Ladies First; Bourbon-Apple Punch; A Southern Gentleman.

Ladies First
Muddle 1 (2-inch) orange rind strip and 1 tsp. turbinado sugar together in a cocktail shaker. Fill shaker with ice cubes, and add 3 Tbsp. Apple Pie-Infused Bourbon, 1/3 cup fresh orange juice. Cover with lid and shake thoroughly until well chilled (about 30 seconds). Strain into a 10-oz. glass filled with ice cubes and top with a splash club soda. Garnish with orange rind strip.

Bourbon-Apple Punch
Combine 1 (25.4-oz.) bottle chilled sparkling apple-pomegrante juice, 1/2 cup Apple Pie-Infused Bourbon, and 2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice in a large pitcher. Serve over ice cubes. Garnish with lime slices and fresh mint leaves.

A Southern Gentleman
Muddle 2 (1/4-inch) slices fresh ginger, 1 (2-inch) lemon rind strip, 1 tsp. turbinado sugar together in a cocktail shaker. Fill shaker with ice cubes, and add 3 Tbsp. Apple Pie-Infused Bourbon. Cover with lid and shake thoroughly until well chilled (about 30 seconds). Strain into a 10-oz. glass filled with ice cubes and top with 1/4 cup ginger ale. Garnish with lemon rind strip.



  1. Susan Jarvis

    Where are the labels for your Bourborn infused recipes? And where can I get the bottles?

    May 4, 2013 at 5:54 am
  2. dolores kolakowski

    Where are the labels for the Orange Clove and Cranberry labels?

    December 27, 2012 at 5:19 am
  3. mary lou

    need free labels for bourbon?
    mary lou

    December 1, 2012 at 8:30 am
  4. J Bowman

    What is the website to order the bottles for this bourbon gift?

    November 29, 2012 at 7:26 pm
  5. Kimberly

    Where can I purchase the bottles?

    November 3, 2012 at 3:46 pm
  6. Angela

    where are the apple pie infused bourbon labels?

    October 27, 2012 at 6:13 am
  7. Beverly Whiddon

    Thank you, Norman — I wouldn’t have found the infused bourbon labels without your help! I ordered the bottles (adorable!) and can’t wait to give these for Christmas gifts.

    October 25, 2012 at 10:30 am
  8. Robert

    Do these labels fit on a self sticking label sheet such as Avery? If so,what brand and what is its number?

    October 17, 2012 at 6:43 pm
  9. Mary Weise

    Cant find the labels

    October 17, 2012 at 2:26 pm
  10. Beth

    did anyone find the labels?

    October 3, 2012 at 8:46 am
  11. Porter

    I’m also looking for the labels.


    October 2, 2012 at 1:04 pm
  12. ana l lohs

    love all the recipies that havr try from your magazine.Hope this is as good

    September 25, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    looking for the labels also – Donna

    September 24, 2012 at 11:23 am
  14. Norman King

    Lynne, Copy and paste this (http://www.southernliving.com/static/pdf/InfusedBourbons.pdf) into your address bar.

    September 15, 2012 at 5:25 pm
  15. Lynne

    Where are the free labels you mentioned for the homemade infused bourbon?! I’ve been on this site for 20-minutes trying to find them!

    September 15, 2012 at 7:09 am
  16. Linda Ann Nelson

    Where are the Free Labels for Apple Pie Infused Bourbon

    September 10, 2012 at 11:26 am
  17. stacyblaise

    Reblogged this on stacyblaise.

    September 2, 2012 at 1:32 pm

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