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Apples & Pears

Apples & Pears cocktail
Image: / Tim Nusog

This autumnal vodka cocktail contains both.


  • 1 1/2 oz Stolichnaya Gala Applik vodka
  • 1 1/2 oz Pear juice
  • 3/4 oz Vanilla-nutmeg syrup*
  • 1/2 oz Fresh lime juice
  • 5 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 1 oz Hard cider
  • Garnish: Apple slice
  • Garnish: Grated nutmeg


  1. Add all ingredients except the cider into a shaker with ice and shake.

  2. Strain into a double Old Fashioned glass over fresh ice.

  3. Top with the cider.

  4. Garnish with an apple slice and a sprinkle of grated nutmeg.

  5. *Vanilla-nutmeg syrup: Combine 2 cups sugar, 2 tsp ground nutmeg, 6 vanilla beans (cut in half lengthwise) and 2 cups water in a small saucepan and cook over low heat, stirring until sugar is fully dissolved. Let syrup cool completely and strain into a closed container. Store in refrigerator.