February 2, 2015

Cocktails for Two: Virginia 75


When we first moved to Charlottesville one of my favorite activities was to stop in one of the many local wineries and breweries for a drink. It wasn't until recently that I discovered cider... alcoholic cider. One of my friends works at Castle Hill Cider and introduced me to their Celestial variety. It tastes very similar to champagne with just a little more sweetness. 

This cocktail is a spin on the classic cocktail the French 75. Using cider and apple brandy I swapped the champagne and gin for a local twist on the classic. 

Virginia 75 

3 ounces apple brandy 
1 ounce maple syrup 
1 ounce lemon juice 
6 ounces apple cider 

Combine apple brandy, maple syrup, and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Once chilled over, pour into two coupe glasses. Top with apple cider.


1 comment:

  1. Love all the local cider! Skybar makes some great mixed drinks with Bold Rock's ciders.

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