Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Flannel (Difford's Guide Recipe)


Difford's Guide says that the Flannel is a good fall-weather drink, and it is. I was drawn to it because it has a lot of flavors we associate with cold weather drinks and punch. There's allspice dram (also known as pimento dram), orange zest, and cognac. 

There's even an unusual ingredient--apple sugar syrup. This can be made in several ways. First, by cooking sugar in an apple cider solution to make the syrup. You can also macerate apples in sugar and use the drippings. I did a quick and dirty shortcut by adding applejack to my simple syrup. That was an easy way to get this drink to the table and into me!

  • 1 1/2 oz. cognac (Martell single distillery used)
  • 1/2 oz. pimento dram (homemade allspice dram used)
  • 1/2 oz. apple sugar syrup
  • 1/2 oz. orange juice
  • orange zest twist. 
Combine liquid ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into an Old Fashioned glass with a large format ice cube. Garnish with the orange twist.


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