Cocktail Recipes

Manzanita Cocktail

Manzanita Cocktail

Created by Josue Moreno
The Urban Farmer, Portland

For the apple shrub:
2 cups     water
2 cups     sugar
1              apple, sliced into chunks
2 cups     apple cider vinegar

For the cinnamon syrup:
2 cups      water
2 cups      sugar
3     cinnamon sticks

For the cocktail:
1 ½ oz    Reposado tequila
½ oz       mezcal
1 oz        fresh lime juice
1 oz        apple shrub
½ oz       cinnamon syrup
Garnish:     apple chip dusted with powdered cinnamon

For the apple shrub:
Add water, sugar and apple chunks to a saucepan and bring to a simmer, stirring to dissolve sugar. Simmer until apples are completely softened, 20-25 minutes. Let cool. Add cider vinegar and stir to mix. Pour into re-sealable container and keep refrigerated; apple will continue to add flavor to shrub as it sits.

For the cinnamon syrup:

Bring water and sugar to a simmer and stir to dissolve. Add cinnamon sticks and let simmer 5 minutes, then remove from heat and let cool. Remove cinnamon sticks when completely cool. Strain into a re-sealable container and keep refrigerated.

For the cocktail:
Add tequila, mezcal, lime, apple shrub and cinnamon syrup to a cocktail shaker and fill with ice. Shake until well chilled, about 12 seconds, and double-strain into a coupe glass. Garnish and serve.

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