Update: We commissioned this cocktail for Steve Jobs’ departure as head of Apple back in August, and we bring it back to join the worldwide mourning for a man who affected all our lives. RIP, Steve, and thanks for iEverything.
After hearing the news that Steve Jobs was stepping down as CEO of Apple, we were filled with a little shock (what will the iPhone 14 look like!?), a little sadness (those product announcements will never be the same — and will never again feature turtlenecks), but overall happy that Jobs is going to take care of himself. This being Food Republic, we wanted to toast him farewell with a spirited tipple designed just for him. So we rang our bartender friend Jason Littrell of NYC’s JBird for his best Apple-inspired cocktail. The result is called the Everyman Afterall, a sweet-tart blend of brandy, rum, citrus and bitters. May the force be with you, Mr. Jobs.
- Peach bitters
- 1/2 ounces lemon juice
- 1/2 ounces lime juice
- 3/4 ounces creme de peche
- 1/2 ounces Laird's Bonded Apple Brandy
- 1 and 1/2 ounces Denizen Rum
- Build in a tin, shake with ice, and double strain
- Garnish with a cardamom-dusted lime