You wake up in the morning to strains of the classic “American Pie” by Don McLean playing somewhere and you instantly start singing along. Next thing you know, it already feels like summer and you want to fix a drink. But you don’t want it to be too heavy, just something refreshing to complement your breakfast-- almost like a glass of fresh fruit juice.
How many days have gone by when you felt this way? Don’t start counting, put an end to it. Fix yourself this beautiful cocktail. Also, with all the apple in it, you may well focus on its healthful aspect!
Mix your own American Pie Cocktail
In a cocktail shaker, combine two cups of ice, half a cup of apple liqueur, and cranberry juice. Give it a shake for a minute or two. Pour in the Canadian whisky and shake for another thirty seconds. Now, empty the container in a large tumbler or two rock glasses. Garnish with two slices of apple if it is a large tumbler and one if it is a glass. You could do away with the garnishing entirely if you are not fond of apples.
Alternatively you could pour the apple liqueur, cranberry juice and ice concoction in the rock glasses or tumbler before adding the whisky. If you in fact add the whisky later to the base of your cocktail, you make your drink more potent. So, go ahead, add the whisky and give a gentle stir before drinking to your heart’s content.
We would also like to add that you should try making this cocktail with a J.P. Wiser’s apple or vanilla whisky or a J.P. Wiser’s Triple Barrel Rye. We promise you won’t be disappointed.
The ingredients in a Harvard cocktail are reminiscent of a Manhattan. Indeed, they are almost identical, with a couple of variations for distinction. A Harvard doesn’t have the trademark maraschino cherry garnish of a Manhattan. Rather, a thin twist of lemon peel is perched on its rim.