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.
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
How to Make It
Muddle orange slice, brown sugar cube, and Angostura bitters in a cocktail shaker to release flavors.
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.
Top with sparkling apple cider. Garnish with orange peel and fresh thyme sprig.