Greetings, NowOmaha.com faithful! As we find ourselves in the middle of summer, let’s revel in the season’s freshest flavors. Our Drink of the Week—the Omaha Orchard Fizz—is a fruity and fizzy sensation, perfect for sipping under the Nebraska sun.
Drawing inspiration from Nebraska’s rich apple orchards, this cocktail combines apple cider, bourbon, and a splash of ginger ale to create a refreshing and slightly spiced summer drink.
Here’s how to make the Omaha Orchard Fizz:
- 4 oz apple cider (chilled)
- 2 oz bourbon
- 1 oz lemon juice
- Ginger ale
- Ice cubes
- Apple slice and cinnamon stick for garnish
- Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add the apple cider, bourbon, and lemon juice.
- Shake well until chilled.
- Strain the mixture into a tall glass filled with ice.
- Top with a splash of ginger ale.
- Give the cocktail a quick stir.
- Garnish with an apple slice and a cinnamon stick.
Whether you’re kicking back in your backyard, enjoying a picnic, or heading out to explore the beautiful orchards around Omaha, the Omaha Orchard Fizz is a splendid companion. It’s the epitome of what a Midwestern summer should taste like—sweet, slightly tangy, and oh-so-refreshing. Cheers!