Pomme Pomme Squad
"Calvados is having its moment in cocktails, and thank goodness it is!" says Jessica Sanders about the rich apple brandy. The co-owner of Drink.Well and Backbeat in Austin modeled this Sazerac variation on her favorite apple pie recipe. "This drink has all the elements of that incredible pie in liquid form," she says.
Ginger's Lost Island
Bryan Dayton's mixture of cardamom, cinnamon, ginger liqueur and smoky mezcal evokes everything from Mexican food to the flavors of Asia and India.
The name of this unusual sake-and-cider toddy refers to the Japanese word for "apple," ringo. "It's definitely not an ode to the Beatles' drummer," says mixologist Umer Naim.
This is a perfect healthy hair of the dog cocktail ideal for New Year's Day.
Hard Cider Sangria
Instead of wine, this juicy sangria is made with hard cider spiked with lemon juice and apple brandy.
This drink was inspired by a Thai soup recipe made with apple and coconut milk.
Green with Envy
Sake and green tea make this an Asian-inspired apple cocktail.
Mixologist Ryan Fitzgerald felt inspired to create this spicy fall cocktail after eating apples with peanut butter—a combination he loves but that wouldn't quite work in a drink. His solution was to mix almond syrup (available at most coffee shops) with apple juice and fiery apple brandy.
This drink is the work of cocktail master Dale DeGroff, famous for his showmanship at New York City's Rainbow Room from 1987 to 1999.