Honey Apple Smash

Before carving the turkey or slicing the ham, it’s only right to kick off the holiday meal with a proper celebratory cocktail! This tart apple and cinnamon-spiced sipper is bursting with seasonal flavors and is a great chef’s sidekick while cooking dinner. It’s simple, naturally-sweetened, and smashingly delicious.

Yield 1 serving
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

  • 2 large apple slices, like Honeycrisp
  • 2 ounces white rum
  • ½ ounce lemon juice
  • ½ ounce Nature Nate’s pure honey
  • Dash of bitters
  • Cinnamon stick


Mash an apple slice in the base of a glass with a muddler. Add ingredients other than the cinnamon; shake and strain into a highball glass filled with crushed ice. Garnish with an apple slice dusted with freshly grated cinnamon.


Looking to use any leftover apples?

Try these apple chips for an easy win or this apple pie yogurt parfait for a guilt-free, indulgent treat.

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