"It’s an autumnal mix of baking spice, apple and brown spirits,” says Jim Kearns, the beverage director of The Happiest Hour in NYC. “It’s served the way we make all of our signature cocktails at The Happiest Hour by combining the base ingredients first and then allowing guests to pick their base spirit.”
This recipe originally appeared as part of “7 Great Batched Cocktails for Your Next Party.”
- 1 1/2 ounces Laird’s applejack (or bourbon or scotch)
- 1 ounce fresh apple juice
- 1/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 ounce cinnamon syrup*
- 1 dash The Bitter Truth aromatic bitters
- Garnish: apple slice
Add all the ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake until well-chilled.
Strain into a chilled coupe glass.
Garnish with an apple slice.
*Cinnamon syrup: Add 1/2 ounce cinnamon bark, 2 cups turbinado sugar and 2 cups water into a saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring until sugar dissolves. Cover saucepan and let simmer for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit, covered, for at least 24 hours. Strain into a container. Will keep, refrigerated in an airtight container, for up to 2 weeks.