The Flannel Cocktail

A photo of a glass filled with The Flannel Cocktail on a table

There is a hint of fall in the air, and it’s getting to be time to dig out our flannels. So, while we are at it, we can change from the light and fruity flavors of summer cocktails into something warmer, darker, and with deeper flavors. The Flannel Cocktail will help to drive away the chill like a favorite flannel shirt.

One essential ingredient is allspice dram. This is a seasonal offering in our store. We have it on the shelves, so you may want to grab a bottle while it is available.

Other important ingredients are cognac, apple cider syrup, and a splash of orange for brightness.

The Flannel Cocktail Recipe
Adapted from Liquor Magazine
Yields 1 cocktail

1 ounce cognac
1/4 ounce allspice dram
1/2 ounce apple cider syrup (recipe below)
1/4 ounce orange juice
orange peel for garnish

Add the cognac, allspice dram, apple cider syrup, and orange juice into a shaker filled with ice. Then shake until the liquid is well-chilled.

Strain the liquid into an Old Fashioned glass over a large ice cube and garnish with an orange peel.

Apple Cider Syrup Recipe

4 cups fresh-pressed apple cider

In a medium saucepan, bring the ​​​apple cider​ to a boil. Reduce the heat and continue to simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the liquid has reduced to ​1 cup (about 1 hour). Remove the syrup from the heat and ​allow it to​ cool.

The Apple Cider Syrup will keep refrigerated for up to ​2 weeks.

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