Monday, April 23, 2018

Apple Pie

Unusually, I made this entire cocktail with bootleg moonshine. I can't tell you where I got the stuff, but it is a very small amount, as you can see in the jars in the photo above. Vanilla infused vodka is a major part of the flavor of this drink. I made it by dropping a vanilla bean in a jar of vodka and let it infuse for several days.

The apple brandy I used is actually an infusion of winesap apples in apple brandy (moonshine). I used this in place of Calvados, which also has a strong apple flavor. Either of these spirits is preferable to applejack, which doesn't have much flavor.

As it was, this moonshine cocktail was too strong to enjoy. I recommend adding a touch of simple syrup or even a splash of water to make it more refreshing.
  • 3 oz. vanilla flavored vodka (vanilla infused vodka used)
  • 1/2 oz. Calvados (apple infused apple brandy used)
  • 1/2 oz. dry vermouth
  • apple slice
Combine liquid ingredients in a Collins glass full of ice. Stir and garnish with the apple slice. 

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