Applejack and Ginger

Applejack and Ginger | Baked In

I’ve never been a fan of sweet cocktails, but that seems to have changed a little bit this fall. Lately, I’m really enjoying darker, warming flavors with a tidge more sweetness than I would’ve thought I’d like. This was my first Applejack, purchased on a whim when stopping just to pick up some bitters – both are used in this drink. Applejack brandy is simply mixed with ginger ale, and topped with a light squeeze of lemon and a few drops of aromatic bitters. It’s sweeter than I’m used to, but probably not sweet by most people’s standards – between the ginger ale, the lemon and the bitters, the sweetness is cut down quite a bit and the drink is very well-balanced.

On top of being pretty darn delicious, it takes about 30 seconds to make – definitely an easy wind-down drink after a long day, and perfect for nursing in front of the fireplace with guests.

Applejack and Ginger | Baked In

Applejack and Ginger
Applejack brandy with ginger ale, lemon, and bitters.
Category: Drinks
Yield: 2 drinks
  • 4 ounces Laird's Applejack brandy
  • 8 ounces ginger ale
  • Squeeze of fresh lemon juice
  • Several drops aromatic bitters
  • Apple slices for garnish
  1. Combine brandy and ginger ale in highball glasses over ice. Stir to combine.
  2. Add lemon juice and bitters. Garnish and serve.


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