Apple butter, ginger ale and fresh herbs are combined with small-batch bourbon whiskey to make this super-tasty sparkling whiskey cocktail. Perfect for fall, the smooth, caramel notes will make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

Sage and thyme are refreshing flavor additions to this seasonal libation, but take special care not to overdo it—a little bit goes a long way! You can also choose to mellow the potency of the whiskey by adding less hooch and more ginger ale.

Two glasses of refreshing sparkling apple butter whiskey cocktail.

Sparkling Whiskey Cocktail Recipe

Make a sparkling whiskey cocktail with ginger ale, thyme and sage.


Yield: 2 cocktails
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  • 1 sprig fresh thyme, plus extra for garnish
  • 1 leaf sage, plus extra for garnish
  • 1 Tbsp apple butter
  • 3 oz whiskey
  • 1/4 cup ginger ale


  • Place a sprig of thyme and a sage leaf in an empty cocktail shaker then muddle using a wooden spoon.
  • Add fresh ice, apple butter, whiskey and ginger ale. Shake vigorously then strain into glasses filled with ice. Garnish with fresh sage and thyme and enjoy!


We used Maker’s Mark in this recipe because we like it—but feel free to use any kind of bourbon whiskey your heart desires.
Calories: 124kcal, Carbohydrates: 7g, Protein: 0.1g, Fat: 0.05g, Saturated Fat: 0.03g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.01g, Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01g, Sodium: 2mg, Potassium: 6mg, Fiber: 0.2g, Sugar: 6g
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Sparkling apple butter whiskey cocktail recipe