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Annette’s Joy (Mocktail)

A no ABV cocktail that takes you on a trip to a Kentucky Apple orchard… if that exists. A spicy, sweet, and citrus cocktail experience that won’t make you feel like you’re missing the party.

Glassware: Coupe

  • 1 1/4 oz Stewed Apple Syrup
  • 1 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 oz Water
  • .25 oz Pineapple Juice
  • 1.5 oz Source Fiery Ginger Beer

Method: Add ingredients (except ginger beer) to Boston shaker, add ice, shake 10 seconds and strain into coupe glass. Top with ginger beer.

Stewed Apple Syrup
  • 3 gala apples (cored and quartered)
  • 16 oz turbinado sugar
  • 16 oz water
  • 1/2 oz cracked cinnamon (broken up cinnamon sticks, but not ground)
  • 6 large allspice berries
  • 1 whole nutmeg
  • 2 oz fresh chopped ginger
  • 1/4 oz lemon juice

Take apples, crush them (i put them in a Boston shaker and used a muddler to crush) so they’re almost the consistency of apple sauce. Add to saucepan with spices, 6 oz water, 6 oz turbinado sugar and 1/4 oz lemon juice. Let simmer uncovered on low heat for 10 mins. Uncover and simmer another 5 mins. Add remaining water and turbinado sugar and allow to simmer 5 minutes covered 5 mins uncovered. Allow syrup to cool and strain in cheesecloth, then double strain to ensure the syrup is clean.

Garnish: Garnish with luxardo cherry (at bottom of the coupe) and candied ginger in a skewer.


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