Thursday, December 15, 2011

An Apple A Day...

1.5 oz. house-made apple infused blended Scotch
.5 oz. Dimmi liqueur
.75 oz. home-made spiced apple syrup
1 healthy dash Baked Apple Bitters
.75 oz. Meyer Lemon Juice
Shake well with ice
Strain into a silver julep mug over crushed ice
Top with 1.25 oz. Full Sail Wassail beer (or another spiced, full bodied, seasonal holiday beer)
Stir well to incorporate the beer, top off w/more crushed ice
Garnish with a baked apple chip and a sprig of fresh rosemary


The classic Brandy Milk Punch is popular throughout New Orleans where many bars offer their own variation on the recipe, a 19th century classic that's traditionally sipped after a rich meal … and then again in the morning alongside breakfast.  Here's my variation, using "apple milk" with a domestic apple brandy and a nice aged rum. 

1.25 oz. Lairds 100 Proof Bonded Apple Brandy
.5 oz. Zaya Rum
2.5 oz. Sweetened Apple Milk*
Shake well with ice
Strain into a large Coupe glass
Garnish with fresh grated nutmeg

*Sweetened Apple Milk is home-made using a combination of whole milk, apples, rosewater, spiced apple syrup, and vanilla extract; pureed, strained, and refrigerated.


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