1 1/2 oz. Laird’s Applejack
4 oz. Club soda
1. Fill a tall glass with ice
2. Pour Applejack over ice
3. Add club soda and a splash of cranberry
4. Garnish with a lime wedge
About This Drink
This light, refreshing drink was one of Lisa Laird’s favorites as a young woman, so much so that it was affectionately known as “The Lisa” in southern Monmouth County NJ.
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In a large pot, add 2 parts Demerara or Turbinado sugar to 1 part hot water. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until the liquid has clarified. Remove from heat, let cool, store in a sealable container, and refrigerate until use.
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CLOVER HONEY SYRUP
In a large container, add 2 parts clover honey to 1 part warm water. Integrate thoroughly with a bar spoon and add 1 tsp. of vodka as a preservative. Pour into a squeeze bottle, and refrigerate until use.
Spiced Apple Cider
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