This classic drink is a mix of apple brandy, Benedictine (an herb-and-spice-based spirit originally made by monks), and lemon juice; it's shaken over ice and served in martini glasses.
- Yield: Makes 4 cocktails
Photography: Annie Schlechter
Source: Martha Stewart Weddings, Spring 2003
- 2 pieces of fruit leather, for garnish (flat, not rolled)
- 3 ounces apple brandy
- 3 ounces Benedictine
- 2 1/2 ounces lemon juice, or more to taste
Prepare garnishes: Cut rounds from fruit leather with a 1 3/4-inch diameter canape or cookie cutter, then use the same cutter to cut a crescent from the edge. Make a small slit, on a slant, in the center of the inside curve.
Prepare drinks: Combine the remaining ingredients in a cocktail shaker, and fill with ice. Shake vigorously, then strain and serve immediately in chilled glasses. Slide the fruit-leather crescents onto the rims of the glasses.