1 oz Apple brandy (Aged)
1 oz Scotch
1 Cherry (As garnish)

Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail coupe, and garnish with a cherry.


A Maroni Wireless riff created for the Fall 2022 issue of Edible Boston (& Edible Worcester)


When I was working on my cocktail article on apple drinks for the Fall 2022 issue of Edible Boston and Edible Worcester, I needed to create and test out a recipe. I wanted to riff on the Marconi Wireless – a cocktail "I love so much that I named one of my cats Marconi." I later wrote, "One of the earliest recipes that I fell in love with was the Marconi Wireless as an apple Manhattan of sorts. Here, I riffed on that classic by adding a Scotch element to the mix [and swapping the bitters from orange to Angostura] to generate the Old Number One named after the world's first telephone at Charles William Jr.'s house on Arlington Street in Somerville, MA." That location is under a mile from my home, so it has been part of our city's tapestry of pride along with Marshmallow Fluff.

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FRY 2022
Posted by yarm on 8/30/2022
Created by
Frederic Yarm, Somerville, MA
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