Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham Photo by: Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham

The Corduroy Jacket

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.

Southern Living FEBRUARY 2013

  • Yield: Makes 1 serving
  • 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. Muddle orange slice, brown sugar cube, and Angostura bitters in a cocktail shaker to release flavors.

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. Top with sparkling apple cider. Garnish with orange peel and fresh thyme sprig.


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