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October 21, 2020

From Eve’s penchant for forbidden fruit to Newton being bonked on the noggin, the modest apple has been at the core of many of history’s most seminal moments.

And it was just such a moment some years ago that the sight of the three heavily laden orchard trees at Shandy Hall, North Yorkshire, provided the final, missing ingredient for our characterful vodka’s recipe.

Today is Apple Day, the annual celebration when Britain joins in its appreciation of this rather special fruit.
122225286_664480420871994_897472773073582567_n.jpg There are 2,500 different apple varieties in the British Isles – more than any other fruit we grow – and Apple Day is a time to applaud the wide diversity of orchard tree species and specifically the rare regional peculiarities of each crop.

And just as accents differ from one corner of the country to the next, we think that the addition of bitter-sweet windfall Yorkshire apples gives our quintessentially English Vodka some of its distinctive Northern twang.

And so in homage to our characterful apples – and to raise a toast to the 30th annual Apple Day – we’re serving up this tangy Appletini cocktail created by the dapper bar team at Grantley Hall.

You’ll find Broken Clock in the plush Norton Bar at this luxury hotel and spa which is located just a short ride of the apple cart from Shandy Hall and its idyllic English country garden where time seems to stand still and where our the story of our windfall apples began.

INGREDIENTS:

50 ml Broken Clock Vodka
20 ml Apple Liqueur
20 ml Orange Liqueur

Garnish:
Fresh Mint

METHOD:

Start by chilling a martini glass or coupe in the freezer. Now chill down a mixing glass by filling it with glass and stirring it with a bar spoon. Drain off any liquid.

Next add all three ingredients to the mixing glass and stir until very cold. Strain into the chilled glass using a Hawthrone Strainer.

Spank the mint to release the aromatics and attach to the side of the glass in a dandy little paper cone.