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Brown Derby Riff: Bertram’s Cap

Apple brandy lends an extra fruity layer to this variation. 

brown derby riffThis Brown Derby riff replaces bourbon with apple brandy, dials back the grapefruit juice and adds a touch of salt for a cocktail that tastes like a salted caramel apple.


  • Tools:shaker, strainer
  • Glass:cocktail
  • Garnish:thin slice of apple


Shake the first 3 ingredients with ice to chill. Prepare a chilled glass by rinsing it with the salt solution, then discarding the excess. Strain the cocktail into the glass. Garnish.

Sea-salt solution: Combine 1 Tbsp. of sea salt with 4 Tbsp. of water, then stir until dissolved.


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