Classic Mixology: Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes

Apple Brandy Cocktail

1/2 large bar glass ice

Ingredient: ice

What it is:  Additive
The new general availability of ice in the mid 1800s revolutionized bar-tending and drinking. Ice was delivered in blocks that then had to to be broken, crushed, picked and shaved for increasingly popular individual drinks (as opposed to large punches).

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fine
2 dash Peychaud bitters

Ingredient: Peychaud bitters

What it is:  Bitters
Substitution:  bitter

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or Angostura bitters
1 jigger applejack

Ingredient: applejack

What it is:  Brandy
Applejack originates from the American colonial period, and is probably derived from the French apple brandy Calvados. Applejack is made by concentrating hard cider, either by the traditional method of freeze distillation or by true evaporative distillation. The term "applejack" derives from "jacking", a term for freeze distillation.

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1 piece lemon

Ingredient: lemon

What it is:  Fruit
Common name for Citrus limon.

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peel, twisted

A mixing-glass half-full fine ice, two dashes Peyschaud or Angostura bitters, one jigger apple brandy. Mix and strain into a cocktail-glass. Add a piece of twisted lemon-peel.