Thursday, October 27, 2011

The Northwood: Take 2

I've blogged this drink before, but it's so good, and now I actually have coupe glasses, AND it's fall again, AND I have a better camera, so I thought I'd share it one more time.

This is the Northwood. It's a drink I found in Imbibe magazine years ago. This is distilled fall in a glass. It uses apple cider, maple syrup, brandy, gold rum, and a little bit of lemon juice. It's sweet, so a little goes a long way.

If I were a professional, I would have taken the price sticker off the apple cider.
Once you have assembled your ingredients, put 3 Tbs. gold rum, 2 Tbs. brandy, 1 1/2 Tbs. apple cider, and 1 tsp. of maple syrup in a shaker. If you are exceptionally observant, you'll notice in this picture I have a shot glass, which was totally unnecessary. I forgot this used measuring spoon amounts until I checked my notes. We'll call it a prop.

I really should use hand lotion more often.

Flip the lid upside down over the shaker to use as a strainer. This calls for 3/4 tsp. of lemon juice, but I just used half a lemon. That's going to be more like a tablespoon, but I need just a little less sweet, personally. You can adjust to your own preference.

Add ice and shake. Strain into a coupe (or martini) glass.

Hold onto the lid. Right after this photo was taken, mine came off and it was a godawful mess. I saved my drink, though!

You can garnish with an apple slice if you're all fancy. I'm not all fancy. I'm pretty plain jane. And lazy. There's also that.

If you'd like to shake up some fall and put it in a cocktail glass, here's the .pdf.

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