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a yellow drink in a rocks glass garnished with a lemon twist and a fan of green apple slices.

Bitter Apple Negroni (And more fall cocktails!)

Amy Traynor
This autumn-inspired riff on the classic Negroni is bursting with crisp apple, bittersweet citrus, and cinnamon spice. If you enjoy a spirit-forward fall cocktail, this Bitter Apple Negroni is for you!
4 from 6 votes
Prep Time 3 mins
Total Time 3 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1 cocktail


  • oz Laird's Applejack
  • 1 oz Cocchi Americano
  • ½ oz Suze
  • ½ oz apple cinnamon syrup (recipe below)


  • Add all ingredients to a mixing glass and fill it 3/4 with ice.
  • Stir until very cold, about 30 times. Strain the liquid into a rocks glass filled with ice (or over one large cube).
  • Garnish with an expressed lemon twist and an apple fan, if desired.


Apple Cinnamon Syrup

  • 1 green apple
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
This apple syrup is easy to whip up, and it’s also easy to make in both small and large batches. For a small batch, add a half cup of water and a half cup of sugar to a small saucepan over medium heat.
Stir frequently until all of the sugar has dissolved, then add one chopped green apple and a cinnamon stick broken into a few pieces. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for about ten minutes, or until the fruit just begins to break down.
Remove the pan from the heat and allow the syrup to cool fully before straining. Use a fine mesh strainer to remove the solids. Store any leftover syrup in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
Keyword apple cinnamon, applejack, cocchi americano, Negroni
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