The Apple Blossom is a simple recipe found in W.J. Tarling’s, 1937 Cafe Royal Cocktail Book. (The recipe is attributed to R.G. Buckby.) The original recipe calls for 2/3 Dry Gin, 1/3 Orange Juice and a dash of Cavodos (Apple Brandy), to add a little character.
My take on the serving is that it is perhaps a touch too dry for my liking with a taste that is rather flat and uninteresting. The dash of Calvados can easily be lost especially with a flavourful gin. Here is my attempt to modernize the serving adding a little sweetness and a zest garnish to liven the recipe.
2 oz Dry Gin (Eau Claire Parlour Gin)
1 oz Orange Juice
1/4 oz Calvados (Apple Brandy)
1/4 oz Grand Marnier
1/4 oz Sugar Syrup (1:1 ratio)
Add all the ingredients into a shaker with ice
Shake until the outside of the shaker begins to frost
Double strain into a cocktail glass
Twist on orange peel over the top to release some zest
Note: If you are interested in more of my original cocktail recipes, please click this link (Cocktails and Recipes) for more of my mixed drink recipes!