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R.A.F. Cocktail

The R.A.F. Cocktail is applejack and apricot brandy, with an ounce of lemon juice to cut the sweetness. The combination of apple, apricot and lemon is refreshing – mostly sweet, but a little bit tart.

R.A.F. Cocktail with lemons on cutting board

This is the sort of cocktail that’s ideal for sipping. It’s fairly strong and absolutely delicious, and therefore best enjoyed when you’re not trying to do anything that involves a lot of coordination. Just sit down and tuck in!

Overhead view of R.A.F. Cocktail with lemons on cutting board

You can use a half-ounce of lemon juice if you prefer it sweeter.

Angled view of R.A.F. Cocktail garnished with lemon slices


  • 1 3/4 ounces applejack
  • 3/4 ounce apricot brandy
  • 1 ounce lemon juice

Shake everything  in a shaker with ice. Strain the mixture into a chilled brandy snifter or cocktail glass. Garnish with a twist of lemon.