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Cocktail of the Month:

Newton’s Law

A “robustly” flavored drink, the Newton’s Law is deeply appley, spiced with cinnamon and sometimes ginger, nutmeg, or clove; it brings in every essential autumn note in just a teaspoon or two. In this drink, the apple butter meets its match in bourbon (plus lemon juice and dark brown sugar to bring out both high and low notes). All that’s missing is a cozy blanket, a good movie, and a freshly fried cider doughnut!


How to Make:

Makes 1 Cocktail
1 teaspoon dark brown sugar
1 teaspoon hot water
1 ½ oz. Bourbon
½ oz. fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons apple butter

Orange twist, apple slices, fresh rosemary, and a cinnamon stick.
Stir together brown sugar and hot water in a cocktail shaker to dissolve. Let cool, then add Bourbon, lemon juice, and apple butter and fill with ice.

Shake until well chilled, about 15 seconds. Strain into an ice-filled rocks glass. Garnish with orange twist, apple slices, rosemary and cinnamon for the perfect refreshment on a crisp Autumn day.

Photography source: Asha Maía Design

From The One-Bottle Cocktail © 2018 by Maggie Hoffman. Published by Ten Speed Press. Buy the full book from Amazon.

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