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
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 It
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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