Monday, February 14

Applejack Highball

Applejack Highball:
  • 2 oz. Applejack
  • 1 lump (cube) of ice
Put in 8 oz. highball glass and fill with ginger ale or club soda. You may garnish with a lemon twist.

Of course I don't have the lemon. It would be nice, though. Ginger ale has lately gotten a bad rap as a cure-all of mixology. Drink taste funny? Or bad? Or unbalanced? Just top with ginger ale! But often the best drinks that use ginger ale are the Highball family, which includes the venerable Presbyterian and the incredible Dark and Stormy. And this drink.

Good stuff. Applejack + ginger + the theoretical lemon peel is a nice flavor combination, and it's quite refreshing. What's interesting is that you can just as easily go with club soda rather than ginger ale, which certainly makes a very different drink, but awesome. I'd definitely not skip the garnish in that version, though.

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