Serve a seasonal drink made with rye, Champagne, bitters, blood orange, and maple syrup...and celebrate Friday! Ingredients:
1 1/2 ounces applejack
1 1/2 ounces rye whiskey
1 tablespoon maple syrup
A few dashes orange bitters
About 2 ounces Champagne
Blood-orange rind cut into strips for garnish
Combine applejack, whiskey, maple syrup, and bitters in a cocktail shaker, and shake over ice. Strain into a 6-ounce martini glass, and top with Champagne. Garnish with orange rind, serve, and enjoy. Cheers!