APPEL’S CITRUS CORDIAL RECIPES

                                      

GIMLET COCKTAIL 4 Ways
3oz Quality London Dry Or Plymouth Gin, Vodka, Light Rum or Plata Tequila
.5 oz APPEL’S LIME CORDIAL
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Add all ingredients to a shaker filled with regular ice. Shake very hard.
Strain into fresh iced rocks glass or into a chilled cocktail glass or stemless wine glass.
ROCKS
UP
Garnish with a lime wheel or half wheel or with nothing.
I believe this is the perfect ratio for this cocktail. But it is always up to ones taste.
Plymouth works well with this since the Lime is not there in an overpowering  presence.

SOLLEONE COCKTAIL
2.5 oz Quality London Dry Style Gin
.5 oz CAMPARI or LUXARDO BITTER
.75 oz APPEL’S GRAPEFRUIT CORDIAL
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Add all ingredients to a shaker filled with regular ice. Hard shake. Strain into rocks glass or chilled cocktail glass
UP
ROCKS
This cocktail gets an extra .25 oz of cordial because of the sweetness and bitterness of the Campari. As always it is up to ones taste.

 GIN HIGHBALL
2 oz QUALITY GIN
.75 oz APPEL’S GRAPEFRUIT, LEMON, BITTER LEMON or LIME CORDIAL
CLUB SODA
LARGE CUBED ICE (Kold Draft or hand cut or similar)
CITRUS PEEL GARNISH
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This drink is so versatile and can utilize many other spirits. A PALOMA is one example.Gin, vodka, Tequila, Mescal, even whiskey (with lemon cordial I venture) work with this style.
In a Highball or Tall Collins glass (I prefer a wide 16oz Highball, but not a beer pint glass)
In a pinch use a large type of any glass. Just follow the basic focus to get desired results.
In a mixing glass filled with ice, chill the gin and cordial and strain over the ice in the Highball. Top with ice cold club soda. With a bar spoon pull the gin and cordial to the top slowly once or twice to mix but not lose the effervescence of the soda.
It is extremely important to chill the spirits and cordial first and to have very cold club soda to top with. Warm spirits melt your Highball ice fast. Warm soda does the same to a larger degree and also warm soda losses its effervescence immediately when hitting ice. The large ice doesn’t take up as much room in the glass, so it is important to give it a fighting chance. It is there to keep this drink chilled and not for any extra dilution. That all comes from the soda and from chilling the spirits beforehand
Gin Grapefruit Soda
Gin Bitter Lemon Soda
The difference between a watery, watered down drink with ice floating to the top and a flavorful, chilled drink with ice where it should be and sparkling the way you want it to be.
The same exact thing can be done to this with just club soda for a non-alcoholic drink as well as this drink taking on another ounce of spirits as well.
PALOMA

The way this is done is just a tequila variation of the Highball above. It works perfectly because you get the grapefruit and acid and sugar you want and you are in control of that versus using Squirt.

This is built and made the same way as above.

2 oz QUALITY PLATA OR REPOSADO TEQUILA
.75 oz APPEL’S GRAPEFRUIT CORDIAL
CLUB SODA
GRAPEFRUIT PEEL GARNISH
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As above, chill the spirits and cordial, strain into large iced Highball, top with cold soda, gently pull stir with bar spoon. Garnish and add a long straw.

Making APPEL’S GRAPEFRUIT CORDIAL

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