Monday, December 5, 2011

Williams’ Orchard

I be free to go abroad,
Or take again my homeward road
To where, for me, the apple tree
Do lean down low in Linden Lea.
—William Barnes, My Orcha’d in Linden Lea (Common English version)

Today is the anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition. My celebratory offering is one I’ve been enjoying for a few days, an apple-pear brandy combo with a little ginger to brighten the winter evenings. The Poire Williams dominates, as the name suggests. For the apple brandy, I had some applejack, which worked fine, though I’d like to try it with Laird’s Bonded—my preference in such things.

Williams’ Orchard
  • 2 oz apple brandy
  • 3/4 oz Velvet Falernum
  • 1/2 oz lime juice
  • 1/4 oz Poire Williams
Shake with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

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