Lemon slice wheel
How to make:
SHAKE first 7 ingredients with ice and strain into ice-filled glass. TOP with ginger beer and briefly stir.
|1 1/3 fl oz||Calvados & straight applejacks|
|1/3 fl oz||Rutte Dry Gin|
|1/3 fl oz||Orange Curaçao liqueur|
|1/3 fl oz||Martini Rosso sweet vermouth|
|1/2 fl oz||Lemon juice (freshly squeezed)|
|1/6 fl oz||Sugar syrup 'rich' (2 sugar to 1 water, 65.0°brix)|
|2 dash||Angostura Aromatic Bitters|
|2 dash||Peychaud's or other Creole-style bitters|
|1 1/2 fl oz||Thomas Henry Ginger Beer|
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Given the name, don't expect a sweet 'fruity' cocktail, instead, this is dry, spicy and complex with zesty citrus over an appley spirituous base with enlivening ginger spice.
Adapted from a recipe created in 2012 by Aisha Sharpe in New York City, USA. The original recipe was based on bonded applejack rather than calvados and was more or less:
45ml Bottled-in-bond applejack
30ml Pimm's No. 1
15ml Lemon juice
7.5 Sugar syrup (1:1)
2 dashes Angostura Aromatic bitters
2 dash Peychaud's bitters
45ml Ginger beer
One serving of Forbidden Fruit contains 208 calories.