Apple pie is perfect for the Thanksgiving table. Christmas, too. And not just in a tin or on a plate, but in a glass.

Washington State Magazine asked Venise (Drllevich) Cunningham (’10 Hum. Dev.) to share a recipe that highlights one of her company’s seasonal syrups.

She runs Simple Goodness Sisters with her sister, Belinda Kelly. Cunningham is the farmer who grows many of the ingredients used in the sisters’ specialty syrups. Kelly is the mixologist and recipe developer. She created this cocktail to complement Simple Goodness Sisters Apple Pie syrup.

Why not make the apple-slice garnish a Cosmic Crisp®?


Johnny, m’ Boy

From Simple Goodness Sisters


1 ½ ounces bourbon

1 ounce fresh apple cider

¾ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice

¼ ounce Simple Goodness Sisters Apple Pie syrup

1 dash aromatic bitters

Grated nutmeg, for garnish

Apple slice, for garnish


Add all ingredients through bitters to a shaker with ice, shake for 10 seconds, then pour contents into a rocks glass. Fine-grate whole nutmeg over the top of the drink, rest an apple slice over the rim of the glass, and enjoy.

Yield: 1 serving


Find more recipes at Simple Goodness Sisters.