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Applejack Rabbit

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Joseph Frederickson prefers this smooth, lightly smoky classic cocktail that has transitioned itself to stardom. Although it is typically a fall spirit, the Applejack Rabbit makes for an impressive summer evening drink as well. “You do get some oakiness,” says Frederickson of his Applejack Rabbit cocktail, “but you also get some light fruit [notes] from it.”

Applejack Rabbit
Recipe courtesy of Society Lounge

2 ounces Tom’s Foolery applejack
3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
3/4 ounce fresh orange juice
1/2 ounce Grade B maple syrup

Measure ingredients into a shaker and fill with large cubes of ice. Shake for 10 long seconds. Strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with a cherry and thin apple slices to float on top.

Make it a Mocktail: Double each ingredient, but leave out the apple brandy. Top off the mixture with 3 ounces of soda water instead. You could also add a little heavy cream, Frederickson says. “[It] will make it almost like a milkshake.”