Color in Your Cheeks

Hayley Wilson, Portland Hunt + Alpine Club | Portland, ME

Hayley Wilson created Color in Your Cheeks to highlight how well Fernet-Branca can play with citrus. The Fernet is bolstered by Vermont maple syrup and Laird’s Applejack Brandy to create a silky-smooth sour with a bitter bite on the end. “I think the Applejack brings some much-needed proof to this drink, while the maple syrup adds body and depth,” says Wilson “This is such a great fall cocktail that captures the flavors of the seasons changing in New England.”


Serving: 1

  • 1 1/4 ounces Fernet-Branca
  • 1/2 ounce applejack, preferably Laird's
  • 3/4 ounce lemon juice
  • 3/4 ounce grade A Vermont maple syrup
  • 1/2 ounce egg white

Garnish: apple fan

  1. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and dry shake without ice for approximately 20 seconds.
  2. Add ice and shake again until chilled.
  3. Strain into a chilled coupe or cocktail glass.
  4. Garnish with an apple fan on the rim of the glass.

Tagged: Fernet Branca