City Tavern Cooler

I don’t believe this cocktail was authentic to the time. But as liquor tastes have changed significantly over time, I’m not sure we would want a truly authentic 18th Century mixed drink to serve at a party today. This one is based on popular liquors of the day. Jamaican Rum was the most consumed spirit of the time. Whiskey was imported from England and Brandy from France, but both were also distilled stateside and those varieties gained popularity during the Revolution when the importation of alcohol was stopped. For the sake of patriotism, I suggest using domestic brands.

Ice Cubes
2 tablespoons peach brandy (I only had regular brandy, which I used and squeezed the juice of 1/4 peach into the drink)
1 tablespoon Jamaican rum
1 1/2 teaspoons whiskey
1 cup fresh apple cider


  1. Fill in a 12-ounce highball class half full with ice cubes.
  2. Add the peach brandy, rum and whiskey
  3. Add the apple cider.

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