Recipe: La Mela Cocktail
While I am not sure I have the patience to wait for the cider/syrup mix to set — just to use a “dash” of it — this recipe, courtesy of Maker’s Mark, sounds quite delightful.
Recipe by Eben Freeman, Master Mixologist
¼ part St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram
¾ part Amaretto
1 part Maker’s Mark Bourbon
1 ½ parts Rosemary Apple Cider
Dash Rosemary Cider Vinegar/ Maple Syrup Mix
Combine all ingredients in a shaker over ice and shake vigorously. Serve over ice in a rocks glass. Garnish with sprig of rosemary.
To make rosemary apple cider: Place 6 sprigs of fresh rosemary in 1 quart of apple cider and steep for 48 hours.
To make cider/maple mix: Combine equal parts maple syrup and rosemary apple cider vinegar.
Seems like a good excuse to pick up some Allspice Dram (aka Pimento Dram). Almost nobody has this ingredient on the shelf, however, so it’s a bit of a hassle to require it.