April 13, 2010 (Day 73) — An Apple A Day
I found this illustration this evening and I had to download it. It’s amazing. Be sure and check out the rest of this guy’s artwork on the Silhouette Masterpiece Theatre site. Straight up killer.
On to the booze!
Now, I’m kinda sorta on a health kick right now. I wouldn’t get too used to it, however, considering most of the time I’ll hold strong for two or three months before I come to my senses and realize that deep down, I’m actually REALLY lazy. And when you consider my current hobby is making a brand new libation every night, and drinking it to review for you awesome folks, I can never really be TOO healthy.
But, in order to keep up appearances, I’ll at least make a drink that has fruit in. Well, fruit pie. Fruit pie booze.
It’s close enough.
Behold! An Apple A Day:
1 oz bourbon
1 oz apple pie liqueur
1 slice lemon
1 dash Angostura bitters
Pour the liqueur, bourbon and bitters into a highball glass filled with ice. Twist lemon slice over top, drop slice in, stir well. Top with ginger ale.
This is excellent. The relatively low concentrations of bourbon and apple pie liqueur are actually quite perfect. They mix well together and the citrus of the lemon does its part in keeping the sweetness in check. The ginger ale is more of an afterthought really. I think if you find the ginger ale too sweet you could easily replace it with either tonic water or club soda.
While good, I would probably hold on to this as a fall/Halloween/Thanksgiving drink, as the bourbon and apple pie are a bit more autumnal. While certainly not bad in the summer time, I think it would be most fitted on a porch watching the colors change.
P.S. — If you’re wondering where to get apple pie liqueur (which is different than Apple Pucker, mind you) here’s the company’s site: http://www.drinkpie.com/index.asp I haven’t tried the cherry pie liqueur yet, but the apple pie is out of this world. And relatively affordable as these things go.