Fall Classic
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About this Cocktail

This cocktail is from Gramercy Tavern and was featured in Bon Appetit. The recipe calls for apple brandy and bourbon. I used bonded Laird's and Rittenhouse bonded rye, and it was pretty tasty.

  • 1 oz. apple brandy
  • 1 oz. bourbon
  • 1 oz. apple cider
  • 1/2 oz. lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz. thyme-infused simple syrup
  • 1 dash Ango

To make the syrup: Boil 1/2 cup sugar and a 1/2 cup water until sugar is dissolved. Take off the heat and add 15 sprigs of thyme. Let cool and then strain out thyme.

Shake all ingredients and strain into coup. The recipe suggests garnishing with a dried or fresh apple slice. A lemon twist gets the job done as well.

  • Dan Stone
    Stunning autumn drink. I'm gonna make this for Thanksgiving.
  • Sara Rudder
    Was thinking the very same thing Dan. This is definitely my new favorite cocktail. Perfection.
  • Travis Tolmachoff
    Nice shandy! Perfect for fall.
  • Ben Lavender
    Dan is amazeballs
  • Leslie Cottingham
    Going to try this for a holiday party and experiment with a touch of an allspice dram as a sub for the thyme.
  • Kim Gooden
    That sounds brilliant. The thyme tends to get a bit lost anyway. Dan Stone has tried just shaking it with a sprig of thyme instead of making the syrup, and he says that works well.

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