Recipe Photo - KORU Cocktail

(in partnership with Miguel @holycityhandcraft)

You know what they say about an apple a day…


  • Apple Shrub Syrup (can be stored for up to 1 month in the fridge)

    2 lb. KORU apples, diced

    1 c apple cider

    1 c apple cider vinegar

    1 c granulated sugar

    2 large cinnamon sticks

    1 oz. gin

    KORU Cocktail

    1 ½ oz. Cognac

    1 oz. homemade Apple Shrub Syrup (you can purchase shrub syrups, although they’re hard to find at grocery stores; check your local farmers’ market!)

    ½ oz. fresh lemon juice

    3 oz. soda water

    optional (garnish): KORU slices and cinnamon stick


  1. 1.
  2. 2.
    Combine ingredients in a non-reactive mixing bowl (stainless steel, ceramic, glass, or enamel-coated metal). Cover with plastic wrap and let sit at room temperature for 24-48 hours, gently stirring every 12 hours.
  3. 3.
    Strain through a fine mesh sieve into a glass container. If you prefer a more refined syrup, strain again through a coffee filter.
  4. 4.
    Add 1 oz. of gin to fortify the syrup. Shake to incorporate.
  5. 5.
    Store in the fridge in an air-tight container for up to 1 month.
  6. 6.
  7. 7.
    Combine Cognac, apple shrub syrup and lemon juice to a shaker with ice. Shake vigorously for 10 seconds.
  8. 8.
    Strain and pour over a chilled Cognac glass with ice. Top with soda water and garnish with cinnamon stick and fresh KORU slices.

Apples that go great in this Recipe