Enjoy the Silence

My autumnal Martini riff.
1 12 oz Gin
12 oz Apple brandy (Aged such as a VS Calvados or Laird's Bonded)
34 oz Dry vermouth
18 oz Apricot liqueur
18 oz Cinnamon syrup
2 ds Orange bitters
Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail coupe, and garnish with an orange twist.
Stone fruit, orchard fruit, pine forests, cinnamon spice.
I got inspired by the apricot liqueur-cinnamon syrup combination and decided to fit that into one of my Martini riff structures. With apple brandy as the minor spirit, the combination became an elegant autumnal tipple. While tasting the result, my Pandora radio station was playing Depeche Mode's "Enjoy the Silence" song, and the name stuck.
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