Our Long Pour: “Court Royale”

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.

Court Royale

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
Glass: coupe
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.

Via: Imbibe.

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