O Tavern Bound

Every year since 2007 your editors have unveiled a new cocktail for the season, live on-air, with Rex on the Fool’s Paradise program on WFMU.
This year’s bracer, courtesy of the Radio Bartender, is O Tavern Bound.  For the base of this cocktail we use apple brandy, in tribute to New Jersey’s lush colonial history of taverns and applejack.  Local applejack was made by the Lairds at the Colt’s Neck Inn (1717-1849) and is today distilled by their descendants down the road in Scobeyville (that’s west of Long Branch).  If you’re not familiar with Licor 43 – “Quarente Y Tres” – it’s a heady Spanish liqueur with pronounced vanilla and botanicals.   

O Tavern Bound

~ or ~ Yes, Rex, There Is A Cocktail

Another original holiday cocktail from Grade “A” Fancy as presented December 22, 2012
on WFMU’s “Fool’s Paradise featuring Rex”

2 ounces Laird’s Apple Brandy
½ ounce Licor 43 (Quarente Y Tres)
½ ounce fresh-squeezed orange juice
a dash Fee Brothers Old Fashion Aromatic Bitters
orange peel

In a shaker half filled with ice, add the first four ingredients.  Shake and strain into a pre-chilled cocktail glass.  A small twist of orange peel for garnish. 

Here’s to us all.  Drink up every one!

1 comment:

marty said...

Sounds delicious! Happy New Year, Karen and Jon!