Jared Sadoian often turns to “upside-down” drinks—where the base and modifier ratios are flipped—for a way to pair strong flavors in a way that won’t, as he says, “put you under the table.” His Manhattan variation marries fall in New England with the warm spices of the iconic alpine amaro, Braulio. He combines heirloom ice cider from northern Vermont, bonded apple brandy and an aromatic dash of bitters to bring it all together in the glass. “This is a full-flavored drink that remains light on its feet,” says Sadoian. “It’s versatile as an aperitif or a lingering after-dinner sip.”
- 2 ounces Braulio
- 3/4 ounce bonded apple brandy
- 1/2 ounce Eden Heirloom Blend Ice Cider
- 1 dash Angostura Orange Bitters
Garnish: lemon peel
- Combine all of the ingredients in a mixing glass and stir until chilled.
- Strain into a chilled coupe glass.
- Garnish with a lemon peel.