The Cocktail Diaries: Apple Brandy Sour
A day in the orchard in a glass - for the grown ups.
Oh man. As I’m sitting here writing, it has been a whirlwind of a week. The week before Christmas is always that way, right? Right?
Luckily, we got a moment to relax and unplug today. Dave worked from home in the morning, which I loved! We made a nice breakfast, did the last of our shopping and went for a nice dinner at our favorite restaurant. And then went to bed early! 🙂 Well, I’m clearly still up. But I’m actually getting time in for a blog post! This calls for a celebratory beverage.
This cocktail is a festive and fun creation you can easily make for your gaggle of Christmas guests. I love a Moscow Mule, but the actually good ones are definitely not just ginger beer and vodka – most ginger beer’s way too sweet for that. Mayyyyybe if it was a house recipe at a bar. But my money is on lime juice getting added to most professionally served mules – this drink simply requires more acidity than it would have with an off the shelf ginger beer.
But clearly, I didn’t stop there – I also added some grenadine. Yes, it’s a syrup, and I just finished talking about how I wanted this cocktail to be less sweet – but I also wanted it to taste like pomegranate! So there’s enough lime juice in this baby to balance the “beer” (let’s be honest, it’s soda) and the grenadine to boot.