An Apple a Day
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An Apple a Day
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Rating

4.44 / 5
An Apple a Day is a warming cocktail that embodies the essence of comfort with its rich flavors. The combination of dry sherry and whiskey lays a smooth, complex base, ... more An Apple a Day is a warming cocktail that embodies the essence of comfort with its rich flavors. The combination of dry sherry and whiskey lays a smooth, complex base, while the honey syrup adds a touch of natural sweetness, creating a harmonious blend. Angostura bitters provide a hint of herbal notes that round off the drink, making it a sophisticated choice, especially on cooler days. Traditionally served in a brandy glass, this cocktail is often associated with relaxation and contemplation, echoing the adage that inspired its name. The garnish of dried apple and cloves not only enhances its visual appeal but also complements the overall flavor profile, giving the drinker a multisensory experience.
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Whiskey
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Apple, cloves
Alcohol content
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23.2% | 1.74 units *

Brandy glass

Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

"An Apple a Day" is a delightful cozy-up cocktail that intriguingly combines the warmth of whiskey and the nuanced dryness of sherry, establishing a layered and satisfying sip. The inclusion of honey syrup introduces a smooth sweetness that beautifully counters the robust bitterness of the Angostura, presenting a well-rounded drink, perfect for reflective evenings or as a sophisticated after-dinner treat.

Method
How to make a An Apple a Day

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Combine all ingredients along with 30ml/one shot of hot water in a mixing glass, stir without ice and strain into a brandy snifter warmed over a glass of hot water
Garnish with dried apple and cloves and serve
~ If you want to make your own honey syrup, use half a cup of water, half a cup of honey and stir over a medium heat. Transfer to a container and keep in the fridge until cooled. ~

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·  Stir  ·  Strain  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What is the ideal occasion for serving 'An Apple a Day' cocktail?

The 'An Apple a Day' cocktail, with its blend of Sherry, Whiskey, and a hint of honey syrup, is perfect for autumn gatherings, dinner parties, or as a sophisticated after-dinner drink. Its warming qualities and the aromatic depth suit cooler evenings and seasonal celebrations.

FAQ

Can 'An Apple a Day' cocktail be pre-made in batches for parties?

Yes, 'An Apple a Day' cocktail can be pre-made in batches except for the Angostura Bitters. Combine the Sherry, Whiskey, and Honey syrup in the desired quantity and keep it chilled. Just before serving, add a dash of Angostura Bitters to each glass and stir gently to combine. This method ensures the freshness and the right balance of flavors.

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What is the significance of using a Brandy glass for 'An Apple a Day'?

Using a Brandy glass for 'An Apple a Day' cocktail enhances the drinking experience by accommodating its rich aromatics and allowing the warmth of your hand to gently warm the drink, intensifying the flavors and aromas, particularly the subtle honey and bitters notes.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

How can I adjust the 'An Apple a Day' cocktail if I find it too strong?

If 'An Apple a Day' feels too strong, consider adding slightly more honey syrup to soften the alcohol's punch or dilute it with a small amount of water or ice. You can also increase the proportion of Sherry relative to Whiskey to maintain the cocktail's complexity while reducing its alcohol content.

FOOD_PAIRINGS

What are some food pairings that go well with 'An Apple a Day'?

Given its rich flavor profile, 'An Apple a Day' pairs well with hearty dishes, such as roasted meats or savory pies. For a lighter pairing, consider cheese boards featuring aged cheddar or gouda, which complement the cocktail's nutty and sweet undertones. For dessert, apple-based desserts like tarts or crumbles can echo the cocktail's name and flavors, creating a cohesive dining experience.

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