Pomme en Croute Cocktail

[Photograph: Rachel Tepper]

This recipe is a twist on the Brandy Crusta, a classic New Orleans cocktail from the 1850s. Chris Hannah, a bartender at Arnaud's French 75, dreamed up this cocktail (which was featured in Food & Wine Cocktails 2012.)

Coupling applejack with Campari, lemon, and orange juice, this tart drink is best enjoyed with a hearty coating of sugar on the rim.

Pomme en Croute Cocktail

About This Recipe

Yield:Makes 1 cocktail
Active time:10 minutes
Total time:10 minutes
Special equipment:Cocktail shaker and strainer
This recipe appears in: 3 Delicious Applejack Cocktail Recipes for Fall


  • 1 orange wedge
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 ounces Laird's Applejack (80 proof)
  • 1/2 ounce Campari
  • 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed juice from 1 orange
  • 1/2 ounce juice from 1 lemon
  • Garnish: Orange twist


  1. 1

    Moisten the rim of a rocks glass with the orange wedge. Pour sugar onto a plate or square of waxed paper and roll lip of glass in sugar to coat.

  2. 2

    Fill shaker with ice and add applejack, Campari, orange and lemon juices. Shake vigorously for 15 seconds. Strain into sugar-rimmed glass. Garnish with orange twist.

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