Sweet New Year Cocktail Recipe

Sweet New Year Cocktail Recipe

[Photograph: Rachel Tepper]

In the Jewish faith, Rosh Hashanah marks the new year, and is often celebrated with apples and honey to symbolize the sweet year that is to come. In this cocktail, applejack stands up well against the sweetness of honey liqueur, though you can adjust to your personal taste.

Note: If you prefer your drinks less sweet, start with 1/4 ounce honey liqueur and add more, a barspoon at a time, to taste.

  • Yield:makes 1 cocktail
  • Active time: 10 minutes
  • Total time:10 minutes


  • Handful of mint plus more to garnish
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 1/2 ounces Laird's Applejack (80 proof)
  • 1/2 ounce honey liqueur such as Barenjager (see notes)


  1. 1.

    In a cocktail shaker, muddle mint and sugar lightly.

  2. 2.

    Add applejack and honey liqueur, fill with ice. Shake vigorously for 15 seconds. Strain into a rocks glass, garnish with mint, and serve.