The Supreme Recipe

Let's start the weekend right--with a cocktail recipe from Paul Clarke (The Cocktail Chronicles). Need more than one? That kinda week, eh? Here you go. Cheers!

Earlier this week, summer was holding its ground here in Seattle, with one last burst of sunny skies and warm weather. Now, the change is evident: the leaves are starting to turn and the mornings are more crisp. Autumn is preparing for its close-up.

I'm all about drinking seasonally, and as autumn begins, I find myself with a growing taste for apple brandy, a spirit that deserves a greater share of the mixological spotlight.

The Supreme is a cocktail that shows off the spirit's abilities: crisp with citrus and with the ethereal nuttiness of orgeat, a French almond syrup usually laced with orange flower water. The Supreme promotes the rich and fruity flavor of apple brandy to a well-deserved starring role. It's a great drink to enjoy while watching autumn's debut.


  • 2 ounces apple brandy
  • 1/2 ounce lemon or lime juice (I prefer lime)
  • 1/4 ounce orgeat
  • Dash of real pomegranate grenadine


  1. Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker and fill with ice. Shake well for 10 seconds and strain into chilled cocktail glass.