Forbidden Fruit

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Discerning Drinkers (30 ratings)

Serve in

Collins glass

Photographed in

UB Koto Collins 35cl

Garnish:

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 / apple brandy / straight applejack
1/3 fl oz Hayman's London Dry Gin
1/3 fl oz Orange Curaçao liqueur
1/3 fl oz Strucchi Rosso 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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Review:

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.

History:

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

Nutrition:

208 calories

Alcohol content:

  • 1.5 standard drinks
  • 15.54% alc./vol. (31.08° proof)
  • 21.2 grams of pure alcohol
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