The Corduroy Jacket

Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham

The Corduroy Jacket, our retro-inspired cocktail, features Angostura bitters, cognac, and sparkling apple cider. For a slightly more potent version of this cocktail, substitute hard cider or champagne for the sparkling apple cider.

Yield: Makes 1 serving
Recipe from Southern Living

More From Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands On: 5 Minutes
Total: 5 Minutes


  • 1 fresh orange slice
  • 1 brown sugar cube
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 1/4 cup cognac
  • 6 tablespoons chilled sparkling apple cider
  • 1 (3 1/2-inch) strip orange peel
  • Fresh thyme sprig


  1. 1. Muddle orange slice, brown sugar cube, and Angostura bitters in a cocktail shaker to release flavors.
  2. 2. Fill shaker with ice cubes, and add cognac; cover with lid, and shake vigorously until thoroughly chilled (about 30 seconds). Strain into a stemmed 10-oz. glass.
  3. 3. Top with sparkling apple cider. Garnish with orange peel and fresh thyme sprig.
My Notes

Only you will be able to view, print, and edit this note.

Add Note

The Corduroy Jacket Recipe at a Glance
  1. Enter at least one ingredient

Do you love cookies?

Cookie Countdown
We do too! Get your favorite holiday cookies delivered to your inbox.(Nov.-Dec.)
We Respect Your Privacy. Privacy Policy