Classic Mixology: Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes

Castle Dip Cocktail

Source:  Recipes for Mixed Drinks page:  11
1/2 apple brandy

Ingredient: apple brandy

Also Known As:  Calvados, Applejack What it is:  Brandy

Fruit brandies are distilled from fruits other than grapes. Apples, plums, peaches, cherries, eldberberries, raspberries, blackberries, and apricots are the most commonly used fruits. Fruit brandy usually contains 40% to 45% ABV. It is usually colorless and is customarily drunk chilled or over ice.

Substitution:  applejack

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1/2 Crème de menthe (white)

Ingredient: Crème de menthe (white)

What it is:  Liqueur

A sweet, mint-flavored alcoholic beverage with flavor primarily derived from corsican mint. Available commercially in a colorless (called "white") and a green version (which obtains its color from the mint leaves or from the addition of coloring, if extract and not the leaves are used to make the liqueur). Both varieties have similar flavors and are interchangeable in recipes, except where the color is important.

Substitution:  Crème de menthe (green)

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3 dash absinthe

Ingredient: absinthe

What it is:  Spirit
An anise-flavored spirit derived from herbs, including the flowers and leaves of the herb Artemisia absinthium (wormwood). Absinthe traditionally has a natural green color but can also be colorless. Although absinthe was vilified, no evidence has shown it to be any more dangerous than ordinary spirits.

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Stir well in a mixing glass with cracked ice, strain and serve.