Apple Barrel

At the vermouth-focused bar Amor y Amargo in New York City, cognac, apple brandy, and an apple-mint vermouth are combined for a decidedly autumnal cocktail. Becherovka, a spicy, bittersweet Czech liqueur, lends a complex herbal flavor; dashes of apple bitters amp up the fruit aromatics. This recipe first appeared in our November 2014 issue with the story Vermouth on the Rise.

Apple Barrel Apple Barrel
At the vermouth-focused bar Amor y Amargo in New York City, cognac, apple brandy, and an apple-mint vermouth are combined for a decidedly autumnal cocktail.
Yield: makes 1 Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 oz. vermouth, preferably Uncouth Vermouth Apple Mint
  • 34 oz. apple brandy
  • 34 oz. cognac
  • 14 oz. Becherovka liqueur
  • 2 dashes apple bitters

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Strain into an old-fashioned glass with a large ice cube. Twist a 1″ strip orange peel over cocktail; drop peel into glass.