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Fall Signature Cocktail


Serve a seasonal drink made with rye, Champagne, bitters, blood orange, and maple syrup.

  • Yield: Makes one

Photography: Thayer Allyson Gowdy

Source: Martha Stewart Weddings, Fall 2011


  • 1 1/2 ounces applejack
  • 1 1/2 ounces rye whiskey
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • A few dashes orange bitters
  • About 2 ounces Champagne
  • Blood-orange rind cut into strips for garnish


  1. Combine applejack, whiskey, maple syrup, and bitters in a cocktail shaker, and shake over ice. Strain into a 6-ounce martini glass, and top with Champagne. Garnish with orange rind, and serve.

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