Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Berentzen ApfelKorn

So here it is-- Berentzen ApfelKorn... Frankly, i think it is 'highly un-necessary' to write this stuff up.. Suffice it to say: IT IS DELICIOUS! It Tastes like 'perfectly ripened' Gala apples with a touch of Karo Syrup on top-- or in a word GORGEOUS! The thing that still surprises me after all of these years is how aromatic it is... So lovely is the apple smell you believe you can take a bite-- and the flavors follow suit. i love this stuff and i think you are doing your bar a dis-service if you don't have it there-- EVEN IT IS ONLY FOR SHOTS. . . . but the Mix-ability quotient on this is super good...i have had big luck with Gin, TEQUILA (come on you know that is a surprise...), whiskey and of course Vodka[this was an original ingredient in a drink that we have all heard of...]-- it is wonderfully mixable! Here is an example that i threw together on a whim:

Eleven (do you know why?)

2.5 Oz George Dickel #8
1 Oz Berentzen ApfelKorn
3-4 Fee's Barrel Aged Bitters

Stir and Strain... Garnish with an Apple Slice ( if you have one...)

Here is another one... ( i couldn't resist...)

2 Shot Gin
1 Shot Berentzen ApfelKorn
2-3 Dashes Fee's Lemon Bitters

Stir and Strain into chilled glass, garnish with Fresh Apple Slice, or Lemon Twist..