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Bluegrass Cocktails: Fox on the Run

Nov 5, 2015

Bluegrass Cocktails: Fox on the Run

The lyrics for “Fox on the Run” practically write the recipe for its cocktail counterpart: Applejack, an apple brandy, comes in with the song’s Adam-and-Eve references (“When woman tempted me down in paradise’s hall”) and, if we’re nodding to the tune’s mention of wine-inspired soul fortification, amontillado sherry fits the bill nicely. Throw in some bitters, and you’ve got yourself a spirit-forward, early-Fall tipple that’s comforting — especially if the “hounds are at your door.”

1 1/2 oz applejack
1 1/2 oz amontillado sherry
2 dashes Angostura bitters
2 dashes lemon bitters
Lemon twist for garnish.

Add ingredients to pint or mixing glass with ice. Stir until cold — about 20 seconds. Strain into coupe and garnish with lemon twist. Can also be enjoyed on the rocks.

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Bluegrass Cocktails: Fox on the Run