Leafpeeper Cocktail Recipe
Charles Pringle created the Leafpeeper cocktail using fresh North Carolina apple cider and Earl Grey tea. It's a great mix for a fall drink. The vanilla and butterscotch notes of bourbon combine beautifully with the bergamot and citrus found in Earl Grey tea while locally sourced cider brings a taste of fall comfort. You can find it at the Winged Lion or make one for yourself at home.
1.0 oz hot Earl Grey tea
1.0 oz. apple cider
2.0 oz. bourbon
Garnish: lemon slice and apple slice
Combine all the ingredients in a mug. Stir to combine and serve.
Photo credit: Nick Breedlove/Jackson County Tourism