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Saturday, September 24, 2011

The Fireside Cocktail

Refreshing Beverage of the Week
Apple cider, first of all, its great by itself. Sometimes I like it with a splash of champagne thrown it (local Gruet works great), but here is another option. Get some great local apple cider for this one.

Ingredients
1 1/2 ounces Makers Mark Bourbon
1/2 ounce Lemon Juice
1/2 ounce Honey Syrup (equal parts honey and water boiled and cooled)
2 ounces Apple Cider
2 dashes Angostura bitters
4 pieces Crystallized Ginger

Procedure
Muddle Ginger, lemon and honey in mixing glass. Add apple cider, Maker's Mark, bitters and ice. Shake and strain into iced double old-fashioned glass. Garnish with a cinnamon stick — tres chic!