Just a few months ago we sealed our 11th batch of apple brandy and set it to rest in the barrel house. As years go by this crisp, clear spirit will take on the characteristics of it’s oak cask and transform into a warm well-rounded aged brandy. Luckily, with a growing appreciation of unaged spirits and a hint of impatience, we set aside a barrel of apple brandy to enjoy now. Our Tamworth Garden Eau De Vie is a sweet preview of what is yet to come from our barrel house. Distilled and fermented purely from local apple pomace, this Eau De Vie is truly a fresh picked taste of Autumn in New England.
Tamworth Garden Eau De Vie will do well to hold you over until our other aging batches transform into rich, complex brandies. This unique spirit is both crisp and warm, and lends a slight bite and sweetness to simple cocktails. We suggest treating it as you would any brandy or using it to build a Sweet Harvest cocktail by muddling seasonal fruits, sugar, citrus, and fragrant herbs.
We decided to celebrate our favorite fleeting autumnal fruit and mashed up a few ripe figs, but encourage you to experiment with whatever fruits you’d like.
2 oz Eau De Vie
1/2 oz lemon juice
1/2 oz thyme simple syrup
1 fig, quartered
Muddle quartered fig & thyme simple syrup in a cocktail shaker. Fill shaker with ice. Pour in Eau De Vie and lemon juice. Shake vigorously and double strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with a fresh sprig of thyme and a fig slice.