An Apple a Day…

OK, apple cider probably doesn’t have all of the same health benefits of eating an actual apple, but this drink brings a whole lot of apple flavor – and that counts too, right?

Leaning on a hefty portion of apple cider gives the cocktail a strong apple backbone, which partners perfectly with two similar (but very different) apple brandies. It features both Copper & Kings’ aged and unaged apple brandies (because why not?) and a bit of pear puree to add sweetness.

Apple, apple, and more apple.

The final cocktail is very refreshing and very apple-forward with hard spice notes from the Angostura bringing complexity and depth. Meanwhile the pear adds a hint of sweetness and the cider’s effervescence brings a pleasant mouthfeel as well.

In a word: It’s just tasty!


Johnny Appleseed

With apple, brandy and bitters, this one’s sure to please. It’s crisp and refreshing with a little bite - just like those late summer Granny Smiths.
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  • 1 oz Aged Apple Brandy Copper and Kings Floodwall
  • 1 oz Unaged Apple Brandy Copper and Kings
  • 1/2 Oz Pear Puree Perfect Puree of Napa Valley
  • .75 oz Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 oz Cane Syrup
  • 4 Dashes Bitters Angosturas
  • 3 oz Dry Apple Cider


  • Add everything but cider to a cheater tin with ice cubes.
  • Shake to dilute and chill.
  • Fine strain into a Collins glass.
  • Fill with ice, garnish with a lemon slice, and serve.