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(Photo credit: Great Jones Distilling)

Just like food, drinks can reflect the season we’re in. There’s a bounty of deliciously distilled options made right in our very own New York State. Manhattan, however, hasn’t had whiskey made within its confines in over 100 years (well, legally anyway). Great Jones Distilling brought bourbon, the country’s native spirit, back in action during 2021 using only Empire State-sourced ingredients. Grab a bottle at Churchill Wines & Spirits in Bridgehampton, some fresh cider from your local farm stand, and toast the weekend with this week’s cocktail, the Empire State Cobbler.

Empire State Cobbler

Serves 1 person


  • 2 oz Great Jones bourbon
  • 1 oz apple cider
  • 1/2 oz fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz orgeat syrup
  • 1 dehydrated or fresh apple slice
  • freshly grated nutmeg


  • Combine all liquid ingredients in an ice-filled shaker. Shake well for 10-15 seconds.
    Strain into an ice-filled highball glass. Garnish with the apple slice and fresh nutmeg. Enjoy!