Applejack Cocktail

  • SERVINGS: makes 1 drink

Pegu Club • New York City

"Here's the thing about applejack," says Pegu Club owner Audrey Saunders: "It needs some richness with it." Which, in this case, means a Simple Syrup made from raw Demerara sugar. "It's heavier and more flavorful," she says, than syrup made with white sugar.

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  1. 1 lemon twist
  2. Ice
  3. 2 dashes of Angostura bitters
  4. 2 ounces applejack
  5. 1/4 ounce Rich Simple Syrup
  1. Fill two-thirds of a pint glass with ice. Add the applejack, Simple Syrup and bitters. Stir briskly for 30 seconds to chill. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with the lemon twist.