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Forbidden Fruit

Forbidden Fruit cocktail
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With apple, lemon and ginger flavors, this cocktail by bartending vet Aisha Sharpe is like autumn in a glass.


  • 1 1/2 ounces Laird's straight bottled-in-bond apple brandy
  • 1 ounce Pimm's No. 1
  • 1/2 ounce lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 tsp simple syrup
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 2 dashes Peychaud's bitters
  • Ginger beer, chilled, to top
  • Garnish: lemon half-wheel


  1. Add all ingredients except the ginger beer into a shaker with ice and shake until well-chilled.

  2. Strain into a highball glass filled with fresh ice.

  3. Top with the ginger beer.

  4. Garnish with a lemon half-wheel.