"This was the first Maidenii cocktail, written way back in 2012. Maidenii Classic vermouth works really well with the autumnal flavours of pomegranate and apple. Be sure to invest in real grenadine rather than red sugar syrup and, while the brittle isn't mandatory, it certainly is delightful to nibble on while drinking this cocktail on a chilly autumn evening." - Shaun Byrne and Gilles Lapalus.
30 ml Maidenii Classic vermouth
30 ml Calvados
15 ml renadine
2 dashes of Angostura bitters
1 block rock ice
Apple fan, to garnish (page 81)
Macadamia Brittle, to serve (page 73)
Combine all the ingredients except the ice in a chilled Old Fashioned glass and stir to mix. Add a block of rock ice and stir briefly, to chill and dilute the drink. Garnish with an apple fan and serve with the brittle on the side.
Credits: This is an edited extract from The Book Of Vermouth by Shaun Byrne & Gilles Lapalus published by Hardie Grant Books RRP $39.99 AU and is available in stores nationally.
Photo Credits: Jack Hawkins.