1 / 4 green apple, chopped
1 / 2 oz. pumpkin spiced syrup
3 / 4 oz. Berenzen Apfel (or other apple) liqueur
1 1 / 2 oz. date infused VSOP cognac
1 / 2 oz. lime juice
Date infusion: In a 750 ml bottle, cut and pit nine Medjool dates and put directly in the bottle. Infuse for 24 hours.
Sugar rim for multiple drinks: 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder and 12 teaspoons of demerara sugar mixed well.
Cocktail instructions: Muddle the apple and syrup together. Add the rest of the ingredients and ice. Shake well and strain over new ice in a rocks glass rimmed with the cinnamon and sugar mixture.
* recipe courtesy of Junior Merino who created it for Celebrity Cruises
* photo courtesy of Liquid Chef