Cocktail & Other Recipes By Spirit Bourbon Cocktails

Apple Press

Jeremy Allen, the head bartender and general manager at Los Angeles’ MiniBar, incorporates Four Roses bourbon, Laird’s apple brandy, fresh apple juice, apple cider vinegar and Fee Brothers black walnut bitters into this cocktail. Apple cider vinegar has long been considered healthful with a laundry list of potential benefits, including helping control blood sugar, supporting immune function and aiding digestion. The Apple Press “screams fall/ winter fireplace without being a hot drink,” says Allen. It incorporates apple cider vinegar, which has some health benefits.


  • 1 oz Four Roses bourbon
  • 1 oz Laird’s apple brandy
  • 1 oz Fresh apple juice
  • 1/2 oz Apple cider vinegar
  • 2 dashes Fee Brothers walnut bitters
  • Garnish: Apple slice
  • Garnish: Grated cinnamon
  • Garnish: Grated star anise


  1. Add all the ingredients to a shaker with ice and shake.

  2. Strain into a Martini glass.

  3. Garnish with a floating apple slice.

  4. Dust with grated cinnamon and star anise.