Spirit of Ilmington Apple Brandy is lovely and warming drunk at room temperature all by its self. However, if it is your fancy, over ice is nice! The brandy goes well with a mixer such as Ginger Ale and it makes a cracking cocktail.
A selection of cocktails follow:
Pour 50ml Spirit of Ilmington Apple Brandy, 30ml fresh lemon juice and 2 good dashes of proper pomegranate grenadine into an ice filled shaker. Shake like hell, strain into a cocktail glass, and garnish with a lemon wedge.
Grenadine : Dissolve 500 grams of Caster Sugar in 500 ml of Pomegrate (sold in Waitrose), which is 100% Pomegranate Juice. Most Grenadine that is sold ready made contains fruit juices other than pomegranate. Store in a refrigerator.
Fill a shaker with ice. Add 20ml of fresh lemon, 20ml of triple sec and 40ml of Spirit of Ilmington Apple Bandy. Shake well, strain in to a stemmed glass and garnish with a Maraschino cherry.