Yakima Highball

AJ Rathbun was on his way out of the country when I captured him in 2010 and asked him to think about cider cocktails. That’s how new the concept was three years ago – could you make a cocktail using cider? Now it is a given – every mixologist has several up their sleeve. I still enjoy these cocktails and think of them as the harbinger of our cocktail recipes. SC Yakima Highball Ice cubes 1 ounce applejack or apple brandy 3/4 ounce Benedictine 2 dashes Fee Brother peach bitters Chilled Tieton Blend apple cider Mint sprig, for garnish (optional) Apple slice, for garnish (optional) 1. Fill an Old Fashioned glass three quarters full with ice cubes. Add the applejack, Benedictine, and bitters. Stir briefly. 2. Fill the glass almost to the rim with Tieton Blend apple cider. Stir again, briefly. Garnish with a mint sprig and an apple slice, if desired. Drink created by A.J. Rathbun, author of the award-winning Good Spirits, and 8 other home-entertaining books. See more at www.ajrathbun.com