Last night on Facebook, I posted the following:
My husband is going for a run.
I am having a drink.
I'm really not sure what's wrong with him.
(In defense of my health, I'd done my workout much earlier.)
A couple of people asked what I was having (or, wistfully, what "we" were having). Here it is. The Northwood. This drink to me tastes like fall in a glass. I got it from Imbibe Magazine a couple of years ago. Really, if you imbibe, and you haven't taken a gander at this periodical, you really should. It's wonderful.
I didn't take pictures, because, well, I'm lame. But here is the recipe, in case you'd like to try it for yourself.
3 Tbs gold rum
2 Tbs brandy
1 1/2 Tbs apple cider
1 tsp pure maple syrup (preferably grade B)
3/4 tsp lemon juice (fresh)
1 thin apple slice
Combine first 5 ingredients in cocktail shaker; fill with ice. Cover and shake vigorously until cold. Strain into a coupe glass or, in my case, a martini glass, because I don't have any coupe glasses. I also don't happen to know what a coupe glass is. Feel free to educate me. Garnish with the apple slice.
It was much better than a run.