The County Fair Fix

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. Recipe from Food & Wine Cocktails 2015 

Total Time:
5 mins


  • 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


  1. 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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