Tyler Stevens adds heft to this vodka drink with sherry and Génépy des Alpes, an herbal liqueur that has recently become available in the US. Made from the same rare Alpine plant as Chartreuse, Génépy liqueur is a very popular item at French ski resorts.
Slideshow: Vodka Cocktail Recipes
Recipe from Food & Wine Cocktails 2015
1 ounce vodka
3/4 ounce fino sherry
3/4 ounce orgeat (almond-flavored syrup)
1/2 ounce Dolin Génépy des Alpes or yellow Chartreuse
1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
1/4 ounce Rich Simple Syrup
Ice cubes, plus crushed ice for serving
3 red apple slices, fanned out and skewered on a pick, for garnish
1 thyme sprig, for garnish
How to Make It
In a cocktail shaker, combine the vodka, sherry, orgeat, Génépy, lemon juice and Rich Simple Syrup. Fill the shaker with ice cubes and shake briefly. Strain into a chilled, crushed-ice-filled highball glass and garnish with the skewered apples and thyme sprig.
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