Apple Mint Julep
10 mint leaves, plus a sprig for garnish
1 1/2 teaspoons superfine sugar
2 1/2 ounces Kentucky bourbon whiskey
Place the mint leaves in the bottom of an old-fashioned glass and top with the sugar. Muddle these together until the leaves begin to break down. Add a splash of Shield Cider, fill the glass 3/4 full with crushed ice, and add the bourbon. Top with another splash of Shield Cider, stir, and garnish with a sprig of mint. Serve immediately.