The County Fair Fix

Manhattan bartender Karen Fu came up with this sherry-apple cider aperitif after a binge on cider doughnuts at a New Jersey apple farm. "The tart Granny Smith apple in this drink lightens the sweetness," says Fu.

Slideshow: Aperitif Recipes

Recipe from Food & Wine Cocktails 2015
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  • Servings: Makes 1

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Ingredients

  • Three 1/4-inch-thick wedges of Granny Smith apple
  • 3/4 teaspoon Honey Syrup
  • 1 ounce Lillet blanc
  • 1 ounce amontillado sherry, preferably Lustau
  • 1/2 ounce chilled apple cider
  • 2 dashes of The Bitter Truth aromatic bitters
  • 3 ice cubes

How to make this recipe

  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle the apple wedges with the Honey Syrup. Add the Lillet, sherry, apple cider, bitters and ice cubes. Shake briefly and strain into a chilled coupe.
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