First and foremost, I would just like to say thank you to the folks at the Edison and to all of the cocktail aficionados in Southern California who came out for drinks when I guest-bartended in Los Angeles this week.
The event was a success and was packed with almost 600 people who all came out for some good times and artisanal cocktails.
Speaking of cocktails, here is one of my drinks that was on the events menu that turned out to be a real crowd-pleaser. Its a bit more of a winter cocktail, and although, it did put a damper on my trip, the gloomy weather did seem to make it that much more enticing.
So try it at home if you'd like, or stop by the Branch some time soon and we can whip one up for you anytime you would like.
The Brandied Apple:
2oz Remy Martin VSOP
1.5oz Organic Unfilitered Apple Juice
.5oz Lemon Juice
.5oz Turbinado Simple Syrup*
Shake all ingredients together and strain into large chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with fresh-grated cinnamon.
*To make turbinado simple syrup mix one part turbinado sugar to one part warm water and stir until sugar completely dissolves.