Fall Cocktail Time.

November 25, 2012

I miss trying new cocktail recipes.  Heck, I miss DRINKING new cocktail recipes.  So I tried something different the other day.  It's from the November issue of Bon Appetit.  It's called a Fall Classic and it is a warming, just sweet enough cocktail that won't completely knock you off your feet (you may need two or three is that is what you are looking for.....)  Try it sometime soon!  It won't disappoint.

The Fall Classic 

1/2 cup sugar
15 sprigs thyme
2 tablespoons apple brandy (such as Calvados or Laird's)
2 tablespoons bourbon
2 tablespoons fresh apple cider
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 dash of Angostura bitters
Dried or fresh apple slice (optional)

Bring sugar and 1/2 cup water to a boil in a small saucepan over medium heat, stirring to dissolve sugar. Remove pan from heat; add thyme sprigs and let syrup cool completely (a clear thyme flavor should come through). Discard thyme sprigs. (Leftover thyme simple syrup will keep indefinitely in the refrigerator.)

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add 1 tablespoon thyme simple syrup, apple brandy, and next 4 ingredients. Shake cocktail vigorously 10-15 times and strain into a chilled Martini glass. Garnish with apple slice, if desired.


  1. I could totally use 2 or 3 of those right now!

  2. that sounds like a great drink to me! bring it on so i will get through this awful monday!!! :)


  3. Sounds good! Thyme simple syrup...yum

  4. I would like to testify that this cocktail is awesome.

  5. That's it, I'm coming over... :)


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