Classic Mixology: Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes

Apple Toddy

1 table-spoon white sugar

Ingredient: white sugar

What it is:  Additive
Class of edible crystalline substances, mainly sucrose for table sugar. Many 19th century recipes specifically called for white sugar, which is more refined and preferred over browner sugars. But modern white sugar is probably too refined, making raw cane sugar the best, easily available choice.

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1 wine-glass cider brandy

Ingredient: cider brandy

Also Known As:  apple brandy, Applejack, calvados What it is:  Brandy
An apple brandy, also called Applejack in the U.S. 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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1/2 apple

Ingredient: apple

What it is:  Fruit
The pomaceous fruit of the apple tree, species Malus domestica in the rose family Rosaceae. It is one of the most widely cultivated tree fruits. There are more than 7,500 known cultivars of apples. Distilled apple cider produces the spirits applejack and Calvados

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(Use small bar glass.)

Fill the glass two-thirds full of boiling water, and grate a little nutmeg on top.