1 1⁄2 oz Applejack, Lairds
1 oz Orgeat
1⁄2 oz Bitters, Angostura
1⁄2 oz Lemon juice

Shake with ice and strain into a coupe.

Cocktail summary
Posted by Casey on 8/07/2014
Created by
Lauren, The Independent, Somerville, MA
Is an
authentic recipe
4 stars
4.5 stars
(20 ratings)
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  • Perfect autumn vibes. Reduced orgeat (used Liber & Co) to 3/4, and still could prob cut back further, but at this level the whole drink is a likely crowd-pleaser! — ★★★★★
  • The Independent's riff on a Trinidad Sour. I was delighted to see it on the menu back when I lived near the place. — ★★★★★
  • Definitely a unique and well balanced cocktail in this style. Very good. — ★★★★
  • Very unique and interesting! I've tried a lot of cocktails that use a hefty amount of bitters, but this one really works. The rich sweetness of the orgeat balances really well with bitters, and the applejack gives it body.
  • Made with Laird's 100° apple brandy. Lovely tasting autumnal drink. — ★★★★★
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Very good, though a bit sweet so I served it over ice, topped with a little club soda, and added a big sprig of mint and it was perfect for a summer afternoon . This is where the rest of my applejack will be used.