Raise a glass this President's Day with an all-American cocktail that leaves you feeling warm and fuzzy inside like a slice of homemade apple pie. Simple yet sweet, this clean and crisp cocktail is sure to become a new holiday tradition.
1 small sweet apple such as gala, honey crisp or pink lady
2 ounces white rum
1/2 ounce simple syrup
1/2 ounce lemon juice
1 dash bitters
In a cocktail shaker, mash one large apple slice using a muddler or spoon. Pour the remaining ingredients (save for the cinnamon and leftover apple) into the shaker.
Cover and shake vigorously, then strain over crushed ice in a glass. Garnish with an apple slice sprinkled with cinnamon.