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Whiskey and Apple Brandy Cocktails with Whipped Cream and Chocolate

These Whiskey and Apple Brandy Cocktails with Whipped Cream and Chocolate and the perfect holiday-inspired drinks! They're strong, with just a hint of sweetness, and SO festive! Perfect for any holiday party! 
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword holiday cocktail, cocktail, whiskey, moscow mule
Prep Time 18 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
0 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 6 drinks
Calories 507kcal
Author Nicole
Cost $30


  • Pitcher
  • Saucepan


  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • 20 ounces good quality whiskey
  • 13 ounces calvados
  • 12 ounces ginger beer
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 12 ounces Pellegrino
  • dark chocolate for shaving
  • crushed ice


  • Add water and sugar to a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and bring to a simmer. Simmer until sugar has dissolved. Pour in a measuring cup and cool. 
  • Add cream to a large bowl. Use a whisk to vigorously whisk the cream. Beat until peaks form. (You can also use a hand mixer or stand mixer). Add powdered sugar and vanilla. Stir to combine. 
  • Add simple syrup, whiskey, calvados, ginger beer, lemon juice, and Pellegrino  to a large pitcher. Mix to combine and chill. 
  • To assemble drinks: Fill a highball class with crushed ice. Pour cocktail on top. Top with whipped cream. Use a grater to shave chocolate on top. 


Serving: 1drink | Calories: 507kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 15mg | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 292IU | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg