2 oz Applejack
3⁄4 oz Lemon juice
3⁄4 oz Orange juice
1⁄2 oz Maple syrup

Shake, strain, serve up.


Originally written as a hooker (about 1 1/2 oz) each of applejack and syrup and the juice of a lemon and an orange -- a huge and revoltingly sweet drink. Embury suggests 6:1:1:1

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  • No bad, but pretty sweet. Tried with a dash of absinthe, but that didn't really do much for me. — ★★★
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  • Very good with laird's bonded Apple brandy as recommended by the pdt book, the wife particularly enjoyed this. — ★★★★
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Excellent with a few drops of absinthe to garnish.

Dan commented on 11/06/2011:

Curated with poster's permission/approval to include the missing orange juice and some history. This is rather a difficult drink to list because the original is undrinkable by today's standards and there seems to be no consensus about how that should be remedied.

Dan commented on 11/06/2011:

BTW, you made it before we corrected the recipe to include orange juice. I still think your absinthe garnish sounds nice. Anise and maple sounds unusual -- in a good way.

Dan commented on 11/06/2011:

I tried this both as written and with bourbon (because, uh, I goofed). Both are interesting. I also tried the absinthe garnish, but I think it overwhelmed it because I used too much (more of a float). I think if I actually had a dropper bottle, I might have liked it more. It is a very mild-mannered cocktail -- a good choice for someone looking for something relaxing and easy-to-drink. It's also a good introduction to apple brandy.

Dan commented on 11/07/2011:

Ding, ding, ding -- we have a winner. Given that the original is awful and there are a zillion modern versions, I'm happy to accept the PDT as a modern standard, and it sounds good to me.