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Sep 23, 2018

Applejack Rabbit Cocktail

This Applejack Rabbit Cocktail is a delicious combination of apple brandy, lemon juice, orange juice, and maple syrup, and garnished with a fresh apple slice. It's both sweet and tart, just like your favorite apple.

This post is sponsored in conjunction with AppleWeek. I received product samples from sponsor companies to aid in the creation of the AppleWeek recipes. All opinions are mine alone.

Applejack Rabbit Cocktail

This Applejack Rabbit cocktail is so smooth, bright, and wonderfully flavored. It's especially delicious garnished with a slice of an Envy apple.

You can use any grade of maple syrup you have on hand, but be sure to use real maple syrup. I used Grade A maple syrup, but a Grade B syrup would add an even deeper flavor.

Applejack Rabbit Cocktail with an apple slice garnish

Also, be sure to use fresh squeezed lemon and orange juices for the cocktail, and garnish it with a thin slice of an Envy apple

Envy apples are gorgeous red apples that are a cross between Braeburn and Gala apples. They are sweet and crunchy, and are the ideal snacking apple. When cut, the flesh of the apple doesn't quickly turn brown like most apples (see how bright the sliced apples are in the photo!). I am very excited that they are a Gold Sponsor of Apple Week. 

Read more about Envy apples here.

After the recipe, be sure to check out the prizes from our sponsors as well as today's apple recipes from Apple Week participants. 

cocktail, apples, brandy
Yield: 1 cocktail
Applejack rabbit

Applejack Rabbit Recipe


  • 2 ounces Apple brandy
  • 3/4 ounces fresh lemon juice
  • 3/4 ounces fresh orange juice
  • 1/2 ounce pure maple syrup
  • one slice Envy apple for garnish


  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add the apple brandy, lemon juice, orange juice, and maple syrup. Shake for about 20 seconds, until chilled. 
  2. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with the apple slice. 

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This post is sponsored on behalf of #appleweek. Our generous sponsors, Swiss Diamond, Envy Apples, Imperial Sugar, Nordic Ware, Rodelle Vanilla, Flahavan's Irish Oatmeal, Nairn's and The Spice House have provided us with products for recipe creation and a giveaway for our readers. As always, all opinions are my own.

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Applejack Rabbit Cocktail with an apple slice

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  1. What a beautiful cocktail and it sounds delicious too. The perfect fall sipper for sure!

  2. That sounds like a beautifully crafted cocktail, Karen. Somehow I didn't end up making an apple drink this week. So, I'll definitely give yours a try. Cheers.

    1. I think this one is right up your alley! Cheers to you!

  3. Beautiful! I think of those flavors together and my mind drifts to macarons

    I need therapy

    1. It does sound like a great flavor combo actually!

  4. I'm pretty sure I'll be buying some apple brandy to try this out - it sounds delicious. And I LOVE the antique glass you're serving it in :-)

    1. Thanks so much! I have another recipe on the blog with apple brandy as well, so at least it's not for just one recipe =)

      I fell IN LOVE with a glass like this in a bar and I went on a quest to find one. It's actually from Williams Sonoma online!

  5. I could really relax with one of these!

  6. I got here via the apple cake recipe - always looking for different recipes using apples!

  7. One of my favorite apple recipes has to be Apple Pie Moonshine. I made two big batches for the holidays last year. It's always a big hit.


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