Applejack Rabbit

Friday, February 24, 2012


I've said it before, but the best way to fake a season in San Francisco is with food and drink; this apple brandy cocktail employs maple syrup as its sweetener, making it the ideal winter libation! 


Applejack Rabbit 

2 oz apple brandy 
1 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 oz maple syrup

Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice; shake for no more than 10 seconds, then strain into a chilled cocktail glass.


Notes: I love fruit brandies, and this cocktail is truly sublime (I also adore a dash of pear brandy topped with Champagne). There are some wonderful artisanal brandies being made in the US, my personal favorite being Clear Creek; pick up a bottle of their heavenly Eau de Vie de Pomme, or find something that's being made in your neck of the woods for true local flavor–cheers!


Photo by Romulo Yanes for Gourmet.

25 comments:

  1. Oh it certainly sounds like it would warm me up in the SF fog!

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  2. Ah this sounds glorious. My sore throat needs a little bit of this. Happy weekend, friend!

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  3. And the name is adorable! Who comes up with these?

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  4. Sounds amazing! Since winter skipped us this year, we're headed to the mountains to find winter this weekend. Have a great one!

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  5. pear brandy + bubbly? i think i'm in heaven.
    lovely post, darling!
    xo,
    sylvie

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  6. There's something very elegant about how this looks :)

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  7. I don't know that I've had a fruit brandy. Hmmm. Things are about to change up in here.

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  8. I dont think I've ever had a fruit brandy before but I am sure I would like it. Hope you have a lovely weekend filled with lots of Indian food ;)

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  9. Simple to make and looks delicious! Have a great weekend!

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  10. yum this drink sounds great! i want to try it now

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  11. I really look forward to your Friday posts! This sounds deeeeelish!

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  12. It sounds interesting! Would love to try it.

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  13. I ordered a pear martini the other night & thought of you!

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  14. Fake it 'till you make it! :)

    This sounds simple & delicious - my kind of cocktail!

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  15. Mmmm!!! We're also faking our winter this year... I've finally given up on the snow.

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  16. Apple brandy sounds amazing! I need to get my hands on some ASAP.

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  17. yum!! never heard of this drink, but it sounds amazing! i'll try anything with lemon or lime. have a great weekend, doll! xo

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  18. A cocktail with maple syrup?! Be still my Canadian heart! It's been so windy and chilly here today that a brandy delight is just what the doctor ordered to warm up this evening!!

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  19. I love the concept of creating seasons by cocktails and food. This looks like a great recipe.

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  20. Apple Jack Rabbit...LOVE the Name!!
    Say that 3 times fast after drinking it!! Have a fab weekend!

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  21. Huh! For someone who does not even drink cocltails I'd say it's pretty good that you manage to tempt me time after time :)

    Happy Sunday!
    Signe

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  22. anything with maple syrup is good on my book... delicious!!!

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