The Grand Apple cocktail is two ounces of pure alcoholic bliss. Apple brandy and Grand Marnier are married by a touch of cognac, which brings the flavors all together. The dominant flavor is definitely the apple, but it’s more complex than that.
In the case of this drink, it’s worth it to use a decent cognac. Not the really terrific stuff, but definitely a step up from some of what you find at Rite-Aid. If you want to make any cost-saving substitutions on this one, substitute Patron Citronge for the Grand Marnier – it’s much less expensive, and really tasty.
- 1 ounce apple brandy
- 1/2 ounce cognac
- 1/2 ounce Grand Marnier
Fill awith ice. Pour in the ingredients and stir, rather than shake. Strain the mixture into a chilled . Garnish it with a twist or wheel of lemon.