We have a backyard apple tree that has never been a good producer. However, due to the drought last summer, all of the apple trees got a good rest and this year everyone is reporting bumper crops. So too with our tired old apple. Whereas normally it only produces enough apples for the squirrels, this year the branches are weighed down with fruit. I simply had to make apple jelly. And thus this cocktail!
1 1/2 oz vodka
1 oz applejack or Calvados
2 tsp apple jelly
1/4 tsp Peychaud’s bitters
Based on the Satsuma Old Fashioned in Real Cajun by Donald Link.
Muddle a blood orange slice and a maraschino cherry in a tumbler with 1 oz blood orange juice, 2 dashes each Fee Brothers orange bitters and Peychaud’s bitters, and 1/2 oz simple syrup. Add in 1 1/2 oz bourbon and stir well. Strain into an ice-filled Old Fashioned glass.