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Happy Hour: The Big Apple

Last year, while flipping through Blueprint magazine, I came across a beautifully styled drink called The Big Apple. The recipe sounded fantastic — whiskey, apple cider, vermouth — but the reason to drink it was even better. According to Blueprint, it makes the perfect "transitional" sipper and I couldn't agree more. It's definitely too cold for margaritas, and I personally can't do eggnog until Thanksgiving. Over the next two weeks I plan on enjoying a few of these Big Apples. Want to join me? Get the recipe, just


The Big Apple
From Blueprint

1 lady apple (or other small apple), cut in half lengthwise, or 2 slices of a larger apple
3 ounces whiskey
1 ounce dry vermouth
2 dashes bitters
1 cup sparkling apple cider

  1. Fill a large cocktail shaker halfway with ice.
  2. Add apple cider, whiskey, vermouth, and bitters. Shake.
  3. Strain into two glasses.
  4. Garnish each with an apple half or slice.
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aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
molly me too :)
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
molly me too :)
terryt18 terryt18 8 years
Those are cool glasses... And the drink sounds/looks divine!
terryt18 terryt18 8 years
Those are cool glasses...And the drink sounds/looks divine!
taratootie taratootie 8 years
Ooooh, thanks Yumsugar you just totally made my day!
krazykarot krazykarot 8 years
sounds good, I'll have to pick up some vermouth on the way home
mollywog mollywog 8 years
I love hard cider, so this sounds pretty good to me!
michichan michichan 8 years
mm, maybe with a cranberry eggnog tart?
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Hmmm sounds yum...
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Hmmm sounds yum...
mamaseacat mamaseacat 8 years
That sounds refreshing!
mamaseacat mamaseacat 8 years
That sounds refreshing!
emalove emalove 8 years
Oh, I can't drink whiskey...BAD memories!
Food Food 8 years
I believe those are the Edge Wine Glasses from Crate and Barrel
fragiletearz fragiletearz 8 years
I was thinking the same thing about the glasses~
taratootie taratootie 8 years
WHERE CAN I GET THOSE GLASSES? I have been wanting those glasses ever since I saw them in F&W a couple years ago! Does anybody know? I would be forever thankful!!!
taratootie taratootie 8 years
WHERE CAN I GET THOSE GLASSES?I have been wanting those glasses ever since I saw them in F&W a couple years ago! Does anybody know? I would be forever thankful!!!
partysugar partysugar 8 years
Ooh cant wait to give this baby a try!
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