Joel McHale Joins Rachael Ray to Make Whiskey Fall Cocktail
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WATCH: Rachael Ray Tastes Joel McHale’s Rye Whiskey Fall Cocktail Recipe, Calls it ‘Delicious’

Fall Cocktail

On the “Rachael Ray” talk show, Joel McHale introduced a fall cocktail. (Photo: Rachael Ray Show)/YouTube)

Actor Joel McHale, known best for his starring role in “Community,” appeared on the “Rachael Ray” show and shared a fall whiskey cocktail recipe.

On the show, McHale made the drink and tasted it along with Ray and Australian chef Curtis Stone. Upon tasting the cocktail, Stone called the drink “really good,” and Ray was a big fan as well.

“This is — no seriously, it’s delicious. It really is,” Ray said. The cocktail is named the Apple Snap Cocktail, and here’s how to make it at home.

Joel McHale’s Apple Snap Cocktail Ingredients

  • 1 ounce rye whiskey
  • 0.25 ounces Grand Marnier
  • 3 ounces fresh apple cider
  • 0.5 ounces lemon juice
  • 5 ounces ginger beer
  • 1 apple slice for garnish
  • 1 cinnamon stick for garnish

Joel McHale’s Apple Snap Cocktail Instructions

  • Fill a Collins glass with ice
  • Pour in all of the liquid ingredients (add the Grand Marnier last for a layered effect)
  • Gently stir and garnish with the apple slice and cinnamon stick

The rye whiskey McHale uses is from High West, a popular brand based in Park City, Utah. It’s hard to tell from the video which High West product McHale uses, but High West’s two core ryes are Double Rye and Rendezvous Rye.

The ginger beer of choice for McHale is Q Mixers, for which McHale holds the amazing title of chief happy hour officer. Ray also noted that she buys Q Mixers products, as her husband loves them.

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David Morrow is the Editor In Chief of Whiskey Raiders and has been with the company since September 2021. David has worked in journalism since 2015 and has had bylines at Sports Illustrated, Def Pen, the Des Moines Register and the Quad City Times. David holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Saint Louis University and a Master of Science in Journalism from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. When he’s not tasting the newest exciting whiskey releases, David enjoys spending time with his wife and dog, watching sports and traveling.