I’m liking Aperol and apple brandy a lot at the moment. Apple seems to go with Ransom Old Tom too. This one seems classically San Franciscan somehow, and not just the Golden Gate orange. Maybe the combo of Italian beverage bitters and spicy gin feels sort of Beat—a friendly edge.
2 oz Ransom Old Tom gin
3/4 oz Laird’s apple brandy
3/4 oz Aperol
3/4 oz lemon juice
Shake with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. SOURCE: ROWEN, FOGGED IN LOUNGE
Some notes on my cocktail life in San Francisco—mostly thoughts about classics or an idea I’m working on. Once in a while, I even go out and drink someone else’s liquor. (I try to take pictures to prove it.)