Applejack Cocktail

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

1 drink


  • 1 lemon twist

  • Ice

  • 2 dashes of Angostura bitters

  • 2 ounces applejack

  • 1/4 ounce simple syrup


  1. Fill two-thirds of a pint glass with ice. Add the applejack, simple syrup, and bitters. Stir briskly for 30 seconds to chill. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with the lemon twist.

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