Orchard 75

This autumn cocktail from Jason Wilson, of the Everyday Drinking newsletter and podcast, features pommeau, a lower-in-alcohol spirit hailing from Normandy. It's made by adding unfermented apple juice to apple brandy for extra sweetness. You can use it in place of brandy or vermouth in cocktails.

Orchard 75
Photo: Jacob Fox
Active Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
5 mins


  • 1 ½ ounces pommeau

  • 1 ounce gin

  • 1 ounce lemon juice

  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters

  • 1 ½ fluid ounces chilled dry hard cider

  • Lemon twist for garnish


  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice cubes. Add pommeau, gin, lemon juice and bitters. Shake well, then strain into a medium (12-oz.) wineglass. Top with hard cider and garnish with a lemon twist, if desired.


Cocktail shaker

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

195 Calories
5g Carbs
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Calories 195
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Total Sugars 3g
Vitamin A 2IU 0%
Sodium 3mg 0%
Potassium 57mg 1%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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