1 oz Apple brandy, Lairds Bonded (or Applejack)
1 oz Cynar
3⁄4 oz Lemon juice
3⁄4 oz Honey syrup (2:1)
1 twst Grapefruit peel (Garnish)

Shake, strain, DOF, rocks, garnish.


Per his comment at the Reference link, Schiffer may actually prefer Applejack, but never definitively answered one way or the other.

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Posted by Bevx on 6/30/2013
Created by
Jason Schiffer, 320 Main, Seal Beach, CA
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(7 ratings)
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  • Apple and honey
  • A little on the bitter side. Maybe leave out the grapefruit peel or up the applejack. — ★★★★
  • Autumn Cocktails sub Cynar for dry vermouth or aperol — ★★
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Really very nice. Rich and flavorful but not too high alcohol. I cut back the honey to half an ounce and found it rich enough. I skipped the grapefruit garnish, but got a grapefruit flavor anyway, and think it would have been a good addition. The bonded was the right choice for me.

fmoehl commented on 10/27/2021:

Great drink. Lowered honey syrup to 1/2 oz. Used 1.25 oz. Calvados Fine. *****