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Jack of Hearts: Apple Manhattan

Picture of Heather Wibbels, Cocktail Contessa, pouring a cocktailHeather Wibbels
Apples are everywhere in the fall and I love the combination of apple and bourbon together. This cocktail uses bourbon and applejack, a type of apple brandy, to create a spirit-forward, apple-tasting cocktail to sip at home by the fire. This play on words refers to applejack and the “hearts” cut of bourbon.
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Course Drinks
Cuisine Bourbon Cocktail
Servings 1


  • 1.5 oz Michter’s bourbon
  • 3/4 oz Laird’s Applejack or apple brandy
  • ½ oz sweet vermouth
  • 2 dashes Bittermen’s tiki bitters
  • 1 dash Old Forester Smoked Cinnamon
  • Garnish: cinnamon sugar rim, apple fan


  • Rim a chilled coupe glass with cinnamon sugar.
  • In a mixing glass, add bourbon, Applejack or apple brandy, sweet vermouth and bitters. Add ice and stir for about 30 seconds or until well-chilled.
  • Strain into a chilled coupe glass and garnish with an apple fan.
Keyword apple, apple bitters, manhattan, sweet vermouth
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