Autumn is here. Try an Autumnal Apple Cocktail. Yesssss

By on October 3, 2018

Here in the Texas Hill Country, we are all looking forward to the cooler temperatures and beautiful Fall colors. And, it’s the perfect time to try out our newest Autumn cocktail offering – the Green Orchard Highball – offered at Crooked Branch – JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa. This special cocktail, a refreshing blend of brandy, apple and lemon juice, honey and ginger beer – celebrates the all-American green apple. It’s harvest time!


1.5 oz. Laird Applejack Brandy

1 oz. Unfiltered Apple Juice

0.5 oz. Lemon Juice

0.5 oz. Raw Honey Syrup

1 sprig Fresh Tarragon

2 oz. Ginger Beer

Combine all ingredients except ginger beer in mixing glass.

Add ice and shake.

Double strain over fresh ice in a highball glass.

Fill with Ginger Beer and stir.

Garnish with dried apple chip and fresh tarragon sprig.


About Linda Eckhardt

Linda West Eckhardt, is an award winning journalist, food writer, and nutritionist. Her more than 20 cookbooks have garnered prizes including the James Beard prize for the best cookbook for a text she wrote with her daughter, Katherine West DeFoyd, entitled Entertaining 101, Doubleday. Their follow-up book, Stylish One Dish Dinners, Doubleday, was also nominated for a James Beard prize. Their next book, The High Protein Cookbook, Clarkson Potter, remains a best seller after 12 years. That book was designed to accompany low carb diet plans. Her ground-breaking book, Bread in Half The Time, Broadway Books, was named the Best Cookbook in America by the prestigious IACP, The Julia Child award. Her award winning radio work with Jennifer English, for a national show on the Food and Wine radio network, was nominated for a James Beard Prize for a show called, “I Know What You Ate Last Summer.”