It’s that time again – Mixology Monday!

This month’s theme is Apples and is hosted by none other than Frederic from Cocktail Virgin Slut.

An Apple a Day…

We had one lonesome apple left from our Thanksgiving apple pie this year, so this MxMo topic came at just the right time.  I’m also partial to using cooking apples in cocktails because I like their tartness in the drink.  In this case, the apple component is limited to the garnish, but all of the ingredients played very well together and complemented the tart apple aroma of the garnish.

By coincidence, I noticed that this drink uses two prominent French ingredients – Cognac, and Chartreuse.  So I decided to play on that with the name, which translates to “Apple Orchard.”

Thanks again to Frederic for hosting this month, and I’m sure that lonesome apple is very happy with where he ended up!


Verger de Pommiers

This cocktail pairs cognac and yellow Chartreuse with the tart acidity of baking apples to create a delicious herbal apple drink.
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  • 1 1/2 oz Cognac I used VS
  • 1/2 oz Yellow Chartreuse
  • 3/4 oz Lime Juice
  • 1/2 oz Honey Syrup
  • 2 dashes Cardamom Bitters
  • 3 slices Tart Apples Sliced thinly

Honey Syrup

  • 1/4 oz Honey
  • 1/4 oz water


  • Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice.
  • Shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds.
  • Fine-strain into a rocks glass with fresh ice.
  • Garnish with fresh apple slices bathed in freshly grated cinnamon.

Honey Syrup

  • Combine water and honey.
  • Heat for 15 seconds in the microwave.
  • Stir until honey has completely dissolved.