As the calendar turns to September, we’re starting to dream of the classic fall flavors; apples, honey, cinnamon, chai & more! This cocktail really fits the bill, combining fruit, spice, honey & botanicals into a deeply layered, truly delicious drink.
This time of year also coincides with New Year on the Hebrew calendar, and apple & honey are two traditional Rosh Hashana flavors; they’re eaten together to signify the hope for a sweet & fruitful new year. So this cocktail is also perfect for Rosh Hashana celebrations!
If you’re making this cocktail for a group, check out our pitcher recipe further down.
1 Apple Slice
½ oz Honey Simple
¾ oz Fresh Lemon Juice
Muddle first three ingredients, then add gin, cinnamon & bitters. Shake ingredients with ice, then either strain into a chilled coupe glass or into a rocks glass over ice. Garnish with an apple slice.
(makes 8 cocktails)
8 Apple Slices
4 oz Honey Simple
6 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
Refrigerate until ready to serve. Make sure to not add ice until the cocktail is being served — it will water down the cocktail. Pour into a rocks glass over ice or shake 3.75 oz per cocktail with ice, then serve up. Garnish with an apple slice.