Recipe: La Mela Cocktail

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.

La Mela
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.

1 Comment

  1. Edoc on August 26, 2011 at 6:57 pm

    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.

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