1 oz Apple Cider
1 oz Cognac [Camus VSOP]
1/2 oz Becherovka
1/2 oz Honey Liqueur [Barenjager]
Shake with ice. Strain into an ice filled rocks glass. Garnish with apple slice (freshly gathered leaves optional).
First off, apologies for the extended radio silence. I’v admittedly be focusing more on the instagram stuff, but I figure it’s time to get back to where it all started. It may not be on a weekly cadence, but my plan is to recommit to firing off more blog posts for a while.
Now, with that out of the way – let me tell you about Fall. It’s hands down one of my favorite things about living in New England. The foliage certainly helps matters, but Fall in New England just feels right. Besides the leaf peeping, my other favorite Fall activity is drinking apple cider. It fits the season so perfectly – fruity, brisk, and warming all at the same time. We literally go through gallons at my house between Sept and Dec. For some reason though, whenever I go to make a drink with it, I’m left a bit wanting.
2016 is officially behind us, so let’s take a peak in the rear view mirror and hand out some some awards (the Muddlees? Still working on that one). On to the winners.
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1 oz Cognac
1 oz Rye Whiskey <Old Overholt>
1/2 oz Dry Vermouth <Dolin>
1/2 oz Zucca
1 barspoon Benedictine
Stir with ice, strain over ice into a rocks glass (preferably one large cube)
Sometimes new drinks are just an ingredient swap away. Often this will come out of necessity – I’ll read about a drink that sounds tasty, but will be missing one component. Instead of abandoning it and looking for something else, a quick scan of the bar usually results in finding a suitable replacement. Other times I’ll be in the mood for a particular bottle, come across a recipe with a bunch of other good stuff in it, and figure that bottle would fit in nicely.