Apple of my Eye Cocktail

This combination of sweet and sour ingredients is sure to make this cocktail the apple of your eye after your first sip!


1 oz. Ironworks Vodka
0.5 oz. apple purée*
0.25 oz. freshly squeezed lemon juice 
0.25 oz. honey syrup*
Lake City Darkside Dry Cider
Garnish apple slices


Makes: 1 serving

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add vodka, apple purée, lemon juice, and honey syrup over ice.
  2. Shake for three seconds.
  3. Fine strain into a Collins glass.
  4. Top with cider. 
  5. Garnish with apple slices. 

*Apple Purée

Cut five Nova Scotia Golden Delicious apples into small cubes and remove the core. Add apple pieces along with 1/4 cup water and one tbsp. lemon juice to a pot. Simmer over medium heat until apples are tender (approximately 10 minutes). Let cool and purée in blender or food processor with 1 tbsp. local maple syrup and a small pinch of salt. Purée until silky smooth.

*Honey Syrup (2:1 honey to water)

Mix two parts Nova Scotia honey with one part hot water. Stir constantly to fully incorporate. Let cool. Store in an airtight container and refrigerate. 

Recipe provided by: Shane Beehan/Craft Cocktails by Select Nova Scotia

This recipe was originally published in Craft Cocktails. A cocktail recipe book created to highlight the tremendous growth and success of craft distillers, brewers, winemakers, and mixologists in Nova Scotia.

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