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friday at five :: apple cider bourbon + amaretto

apple-cider
If this cocktail doesn’t say ‘Autumn is Here’ then I don’t know what does. Try this glorious mixed drink from Floating Kitchen —  Apple Cider, Bourbon and Amaretto Cocktails with Brûléed Oranges. It’s the Bru¨ˆleéd Oranges that make this beauty all the more delish.

apple toddy :: friday at five

INGREDIENTS:

  • Boiling water
  • Half a baked Macintosh apple
  • 1 heaping tsp Sugar
  • 2 oz Bonded applejack (Laird’s), cognac (Martell VSOP) or bourbon (Woodford Reserve)

Garnish: Grated nutmeg

Glass: Mug

PREPARATION:

Fortunately, the labor-intensive part of this drink lies solely in baking the apples. Take half as many Macintosh apples as you’d like to make drinks, core them, peel them and wrap them in wet parchment paper. Bake them in a 350-degree oven for 30 to 45 minutes until completely soft. Set aside until cool. For each drink, warm a heatproof mug by rinsing it with boiling water. Put in half a baked apple and a heaping teaspoon of sugar and muddle them quickly together. Add 1 oz boiling water and stir. Add the applejack, cognac or bourbon and stir again. Add 1 oz boiling water. (The staggered addition of the water keeps the drink as hot as possible). Grate nutmeg over the top and serve.

Contributed by David Wondrich

April Fool’s Martini :: Friday at Five

A riddle: When is an Apple Martini not an Apple Martini?

The answer: Today.

In honor of April Fool’s Day Aisha Sharpe was challenged  to come up with a cocktail that tricks both the eye and the palate. No matter how many times you read the recipe, when you see her Apple Fool’s Martini you expect to taste a cloying sweet Apple Martini. But her drink—which calls for tequila, Chartreuse, ruby red grapefruit juice and basil—is distinctly herbal with a spicy and tart kick. Simply tricky. {via}

Happy Friday everyone.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1.5 oz Don Julio Blanco Tequila
  • .5 oz Green Chartreuse
  • 5 Basil leaves
  • 1 oz Ruby red grapefruit juice
  • .75 oz Lime juice
  • .75 oz Simple syrup (one part sugar, one part water)
  • Garnish: Thin apple slice or maraschino cherry
  • Glass: Martini

PREPARATION:

In a shaker muddle the simple syrup and basil leaves. Add the remaining ingredients and ice. Shake and strain into a chilled Martini glass. Garnish with a thin apple slice or a maraschino cherry.

Contributed by: Aisha Sharpe

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friday at five : apple and pear cocktail

APPLES & PEARS

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1.5 oz Stolichnaya Gala Applik Vodka
  • 1.5 oz Pear juice
  • .75 oz Vanilla-Nutmeg Syrup*
  • .5 oz Fresh lime juice
  • 5 Dashes Angostura Bitters
  • 1 oz Hard cider
  • Garnish: Apple slice and grated nutmeg
  • Glass: Double old fashioned

PREPARATION:

Add all the ingredients except the cider to a shaker and fill with ice. Shake well and strain into a double old fashioned glass filled with fresh ice. Top with the cider and garnish with an apple slice and a sprinkle of grated nutmeg.

*Vanilla-Nutmeg Syrup

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 2 cups Water
  • 2 tsp Ground nutmeg
  • 6 Vanilla beans, cut in half lengthwise

PREPARATION:

Combine all the ingredients in a small saucepan and cook over low heat, stirring until the sugar is fully dissolved. Let the syrup cool completely and strain into a closed container. Store in the refrigerator.

Contributed by: Charlotte Voisey

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