fantastic fuji

September 23rd, 2011

It’s haaapppyy hour! The best hour if you ask me. I’ve started easing into fall flavors and I’m loving it. One of the vendors at our greenmarket sells this amazing fuji apple cider and I swear, I could drink it by the gallon. It’s lighter in color and texture than traditional cider and brighter in flavor. Of course I can’t resist making cocktails with it… This week I went with something fairly simple—fuji apple juice, rosemary syrup and bourbon. It’s sweet and herby and tastes like fall without knocking you over the head with spices. Go ahead and treat yourself—you’re not going to regret it.

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fantastic fuji

makes one cocktail
2 ounce fuji apple juice
1 1/2 ounce bourbon, like bulleit
1/2 ounce rosemary syrup (recipe below)
plus a sprig of rosemary for garnish
1. Combine the ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake for about 10 seconds.

2. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with a sprig of rosemary. Enjoy!


Rosemary syrup

1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
4 sprigs rosemary

1. Combine the sugar, water and rosemary in a small pan on the stove top and bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar.

2. Reduce heat and simmer for about 10 minutes.

3. Remove from heat and let cool.

4. Strain the rosemary from the syrup and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Comments: 6 Total

  1. Jennifer

    September 24, 2011 at 9:59 am

    Did I tell you I made one similar with apple-rosemary syrup, sparkling wine and a splash of brandy. I think I did. Maybe I’ve been drinking too many of them. :)

  2. Bowen

    September 24, 2011 at 10:46 am

    Fantastic! I’ve been thinking for a long time about a good cocktail with apple cider, but hadn’t come up with anything yet. Our market has two vendors with apple cider in the fall. Can’t wait to see if it’s in yet tomorrow …

  3. eileen

    September 24, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    I used to get that fuji juice at the Ft. Greene market! SO GOOD. And the cherry stomp!

    And now I live in CA and have to make do with Martinelli’s. Boo!

  4. Probiotics

    September 30, 2011 at 3:20 am

    Naturally amazing, I never thought about this kind of mixing may occur and I love it too.

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