3⁄4 oz Sloe gin
3⁄4 oz Apple brandy, Lairds
3⁄4 oz Bénédictine
3⁄4 oz Lemon juice

Shake, strain, serve up.

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Created by
John Stanton from Sable Kitchen and Bar in Chicago, IL
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  • Superb, balanced, and complex. A surprising and disarming drink.
  • I love equal parts drinks. This is a great cocktail to run as a busy happy hour special. Cheers.
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I tried this with some trepidation, but this isn't bad- maybe what an appletini wants to be. I rarely reach for my applejack (laird's) or sloe gin (bitter truth) and am trying to find good ways to utilize them so I can make room for something else. The tart/apple/herbal combination is nice, though on the sweet side.

Yeah, a little too sweet/syrupy for me but great flavors. Have to figure out what our balance is ...