Monday, December 7, 2020

black apple old fashioned

1 1/2 oz Apple Brandy (2 oz Laird's Bonded)
1 1/2 oz Jagermeister (1 oz)
2 dash Apple Bitters (Dashfire)

Stir with ice, strain into a double old fashioned glass with a large ice cube, and garnish with an orange twist.

Two Mondays ago was Sother Teague's birthday, so I opted for a recipe of his that I had saved from one of the Jagermeister "Behind the Shot" emails called the Black Apple Old Fashioned. While the recipe was equal parts, I shifted things to reflect the 2:1 balance found in the Black Manhattan; however, some of the recipes online have it even more Jagermeister-heavy with only a single ounce of apple brandy (2:3). In a Punch article, Sother described the rationale of the drink created at Amor y Amaro as, "The fruit notes and the ginger-cinnamon [in Jägermeister] pair real well with the apple brandy. Who wouldn't like apple pie with ginger and cinnamon in it?"
The Black Apple Old Fashioned gifted an orange, apple, caramel, and ginger bouquet to the nose. Next, caramel and apple notes on the sip turned over to apple, gentian-like bitterness, and spice such as anise and ginger on the swallow.

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