Archive of ‘Applejack’ category

Touch Down, TBT cocktail

It’s back. Football. Here is an original MDC cocktail punch we designed for Super Bowl 2014. Bourbon coupled with applejack and awash in ginger ale. Like football, all appropriate features for a uniquely American sport. Below is the pitcher recipe, serving 12, and the Mocktail instructions. Touch Down – Serves 12 1 cup bourbon 1 […]


Ante Apple, applejack cocktail

This is a variation on the Ante Cocktail from London’s Savoy Hotel bar. They use a mixture of Calvados, the famed apple brandy from France, and Cognac. For a lighter taste, we’re swapping out the French spirits for Laird’s Applejack, the New Jersey elixir. The few drops of lemon add a nice balance. Ante Up […]


Marconi Wireless, retro cocktail

Cellphones, wifi? Want to blame it all on someone? Or raise a glass in tribute to Guglielmo Marconi, the Italian inventor (born April 25, 1874) whose work led to our wireless world? This pre-Prohibition drink brings back applejack with a pleasing dose of orange bitters. Marconi Wireless 2 ounces applejack 1/4 ounce sweet vermouth 3-4 […]


A.J., applejack cocktail

We capped our weeklong offering of Super Bowl week cocktails with Touchdown, a punch for eight based on Laird’s Applejack. The drink was a hit and led us to build other recipes using applejack. Here’s a very straight forward mix of applejack and freshly-squeezed juice. A.J. 1 1/2 ounces applejack 1 1/2 ounces fresh orange […]


Moonlight, applejack cocktail

For Super Bowl Sunday we fashioned a punch called Touchdown using bourbon and New Jersey-made Laird’s Applejack. The light Applejack spirit made it a popular cocktail and we’ve decided to feature it again in this version of a sour. Moonlight 2 ounces applejack 2 ounces lemon juice 1 teaspoon simple syrup Put all the ingredients […]


Touch Down, Super Bowl cocktail punch

Super Bowl Sunday is a uniquely American celebration, and our original MDC cocktail punch appropriately features a uniquely American liquor first distilled in Monmouth, New Jersey: Laird’s Applejack. If Laird’s is not available. you can substitute another applejack brandy. We’ve served this punch to wide acclaim. Below is the pitcher recipe, serving twelve, and the […]