Clayton discovered this Gramercy Tavern cocktail as we were finalizing our Thanksgiving menu. We thought that apple cider and thyme sounded particularly appropriate for the occasion.
You will need to make thyme-infused simple syrup for this recipe. Don’t let this deter you. We avoided making our own simple syrup for years–not sure why. It takes two minutes. Get the recipe here.
We didn’t want to spend our evening bartending, so Clayton pre-mixed the cocktail in a large enough volume for everyone to have one or two. We kept empty Hangar One Vodka bottles and they came in handy to mix and serve. We love their vodka, but the bottles are also beautiful on their own!
The recipe for the Fall Classic was measured in tablespoons and intended to serve one. Clayton scaled the recipe so that each tablespoon was 100 ml in our version. You can measure everything using a funnel and the markings on the Hangar One bottle. This will reach the very top of the bottle, so pour it into another container to mix, then back into the bottle for serving. A thyme sprig in the bottle also makes for a beautiful presentation and increases the thyme flavor slightly as the mixture infuses.
Get Recipe: Individual Fall Classic from Gramercy Tavern at Bon Appétit