One of the recipes in the guide is for an Apple Mint Sour. If I saw this on a drink list at a bar, I'd avoid it: it screams deKuyper and sour mix to me. But made with Applejack and fresh mint and fresh lemon juice, it's delicious. Beppo tried a sip and announced that he had drink envy.
Apple Mint Sour
In an iced mixing glass combine:
- 2 ounces Laird's Applejack (or even better: Laird's bonded Apple Brandy)
- 3/4 ounce lemon juice
- 3/4 ounce simple syrup
- 2 sprigs of mint, torn