The turn of the 21st century brought a renewed interest in craft cocktails at bars across the United States. Audrey Saunders’ Pegu Club in New York City was one of the bars that helped bring the cocktail craze to the masses. Here, she shares her recipe for an elegant, anise-flavored cocktail.In 2018, Food & Wine named this recipe one of our 40 best.
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. Plus: Ultimate Cocktail Guide