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Essentially an Apple Brandy Sour, this tart cocktail first appeared in Hugo Ensslin’s Recipes for Mixed Drinks in 1916. But it didn’t gain widespread popularity until the 1920s when Los Angeles’s iconic (and now, sadly, defunct) Brown Derby restaurant featured it on the menu. The drink is an invigorating mix of applejack (or, alternatively, Calvados or any other good quality apple brandy), orange curacao, herbal Benedictine and fresh lemon juice. It’s bright, boozy and just what the doctor ordered on a crisp fall day.
 

The Essentials

Applejack
combier
benedictine
Shaker
Strainer
The Details

Ingredients

2 oz Applejack
0.5 oz combier
0.5 oz benedictine
0.5 oz lemon juice

Method

  • Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice.
  • Shake and strain into a chilled coupe.
easy
Strength:
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