Here’s a very nice little gin sour, softened with Lillet and given some heft and aroma with applejack. It’s another great “shoulder season” cocktail: refreshing, but warm and complex. The rosemary and lemon garnish adds to the aroma as you sip it, so don’t skip that.
1 oz. London Dry gin
¾ oz. Lillet Blanc
¾ oz. fresh lemon juice
½ oz. applejack
½ oz. simple syrup (1:1)
Tools: shaker, strainer, fine strainer
Garnish: lemon wheel, rosemary sprig
Combine all of the ingredients in shaker, add ice, and shake vigorously. Fine strain into a chilled coupe and garnish.