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Tony Abou-Ganim’s Pomme & Circumstance is the perfect Election Day libation

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The Pomme & Circumstance, available at T-Bones Chophouse & Lounge.
Photo: Christopher DeVargas
Sabrina Chapman

Election Day is near. Head to T-bones Chophouse & Lounge and get in the spirit with Pomme & Circumstance ($12), a scrumptious classic-style cocktail created by Tony Abou-Ganim.

The star ingredient in what Tony describes as “a little taste of fall in a glass” is Laird’s Applejack. The cider spirit has been a favorite of presidents for centuries: George Washington requested the Laird family to supply Applejack for Revolutionary War troops; Lincoln served it at his Illinois tavern; and some say free-flowing Applejack was the tipping point for William Henry Harrison to win the election of 1841. Over a hundred years later, Lyndon Johnson presented a case to Alexei Kosygin before negotiating better U.S.-Soviet relations. No matter who you vote for, with the Pomme & Circumstance, we all have a reason to party.

Pomme & Circumstance

Ingredients:

2 oz. Laird’s Applejack

1 oz. fresh-squeezed lemon juice

1 oz. ginger syrup

2 oz. cloudy, unfiltered apple juice

chilled Fever Tree ginger beer

apple slices for garnish

Method: In a mixing glass, add Laird’s, fresh lemon juice, ginger syrup and cloudy apple juice. Shake with ice until well blended. Strain into an ice-filled goblet and top with chilled ginger beer. Stir to mix and garnish with a fan of apple slices.

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