This cider cocktail recipe comes from mixologist Chrissy Hassel at The Press Lounge in New York City.
3 oz. mulled cognac apples (see below)
3 oz. hard Foggy Ridge dry cider (or dry cider of your choice)
Scoop 3 oz. of the mulled cognac apples, retaining some of the liquid. Top with ice followed by cider. Garnish with a ground cinnamon float.
Mulled Cognac Apples
Makes 5 servings
2 lemon wedges
10 sage leaves (chopped)
4 cinnamon sticks
2 oz. simple syrup
2 oz. cognac
Chop 2 apples into cubes and place in an airtight container. Squeeze 2 lemon wedges over the apples. Mix with fresh chopped sage (10 leaves) and 4 cinnamon sticks. Top with 2 oz. simple syrup and 2 oz. cognac.
Let the mixture sit for at least six hours (preferably 12) at room temperature. Now you are ready to batch it with the cider!
For simple variations, add a dash of ground cloves or ground cinnamon for a spicier finish.
For more info:
- The Press Lounge, New York City
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