A Drink I Invented

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

I don’t have a name for it, but it’s a variation on the Stone Fence, an old drink usually made with cider and applejack.  Mine’s less sweet, a little more balanced, and tastes like delicious autumn. It also works just as well hot as it does over ice. As you can see below, I’m quite precise with my measurements. (Hey, I never claimed to be Jacob Grier.) Here’s how it’s done:

5 jiggers apple cider.

2 jiggers bourbon (I prefer Bulleit for this particular dink).

1 squeeze lemon.

Dash of orange bitters.

Mix all ingredients. Pour over ice in a tumbler, or microwave for two minutes in your favorite mug. Dust with cinnamon just before drinking.

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20 Responses to “A Drink I Invented”

  1. #1 |  AJP | 

    Radley – Allie said she thinks this sounds good. I’m not a big fan of cider myself, but we may give it a try.

  2. #2 |  billy-jay | 

    Sounds tasty.

  3. #3 |  Jennie | 

    Regular cider or alcoholic cider?

    I’ll have to try this. I’m a big fan of the Applejack Rabbit

    1.5 oz Applejack
    .5 oz Orange Juice
    .5 oz Lemon Juice
    .5 oz Maple Syrup

    Shake well over ice (the only way to get maple syrup to blend)

    It goes really well with baked brie or a good, sharp cheddar.

  4. #4 |  TP | 

    Mmmm…Bulleit. Possibly the best, moderately priced bourbon in the known universe.

  5. #5 |  Jacob Grier | 

    Hey, that sounds good. Might have to steal it from you. And Bulleit’s a great choice for standing up to the cider.

    Jennie — In Colonial days this would have been made with hard cider, but people were made of sterner stuff back then (or maybe it was just a lot easier to go through life drunk before cars and text messaging). I’d stick with the soft cider.

  6. #6 |  Mister DNA | 

    Are you taking suggestions for a name? How about “puppy cider”?

  7. #7 |  WarHorse1961 | 

    Mister DNA, that was just wrong!

  8. #8 |  Frank N | 

    Will it help make Obama’s speech sound better?

  9. #9 |  MacK | 

    OMG! How big is the umbrella in that thing?

  10. #10 |  Bronwyn | 

    Sounds like the perfect drink for snuggling up by a fire.

  11. #11 |  PogueMahone | 

    Dust with cinnamon just before drinking.

    Okay, … Nancy.


    Just kidding, it does sound tasty.


  12. #12 |  A McGillican | 

    Why tumbler over ice, then microwave?

  13. #13 |  sallie | 

    Radley — what about calling it the Agitatrix?

  14. #14 |  Ryan | 

    A McGillican: “Why tumbler over ice, then microwave?”

    tumbler over ice OR microwave

  15. #15 |  J | 

    Name? I like “Homicider”

  16. #16 |  Matthew Peck | 

    Of course, there’s always “Dickens’ Cider”.

  17. #17 |  Tim | 

    Sounds good. I made a similar drink once with hot rooibos (red) tea, and a little bit of honey (and no lemon). It also tastes like autumn, but in a very different way (drier, and more “earthy” than fruity).

  18. #18 |  Steam McQueen | 

    Sounds a bit like the old Freddy Fudpucker

    4 oz. Apple Cider
    1 oz. Yukon Jack
    Stir with a cinnamon stick
    Microwave until warm.

  19. #19 |  Lloyd | 

    Just 2 jiggers of hooch? Why so niggardly?

  20. #20 |  Andy | 

    This does sound good, will be experimenting with this tonight…