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Bit by a Fox Podcast

The Bit by a Fox Podcast is all about booze. Each week, host Prairie Rose, founder of the award winning spirits and cocktail blog Bit by a Fox, will talk cocktails, drinking culture, imbibing through history, and what’s trending today in the world of intoxicants. She’ll talk to the personalities behind the booze, experts in their field, and supercool people who are fun to drank with. They’ll chat about the trends, how we got here, and the ultimate cocktail party fodder - the hidden stories behind the booze. Follow the Bit by a Fox blog for updates, recipes and show news. And @bitbyafox on Instagram for behind the scenes. Hosted by Prairie Rose. Produced and engineered by Anna Tivell. Music from Human Worldwide.

Apr 27, 2018

For this week’s episode I spoke with the First Lady of Applejack, Lisa Laird Dunn. Lisa is a ninth-generation family member of America's oldest family-owned distillery, Laird’s Applejack. She is Vice President and World Ambassador to Laird & Company, which has been producing "Jersey Lightning" for 300 years. Few spirits have the rich legacy that Applejack has. It is a part of the fabric of American drinking history - a favorite of George Washington's, served in Abe Lincoln's tavern, and even managed to legally produce spirits through Prohibition. Laird's Applejack is also a key ingredient in the recent cocktail revival. This is an episode for fans of brandy, classic cocktail enthusiasts and American history buffs alike!

This week's cocktail is an Applejack recipe originally created at NoMad in NYC, and then generously shared with us by Adam Fournier, the bar manager at the new-ish NoMad here in Los Angeles. Lisa and I met over this cocktail a few nights before our podcast interview and we all fell deeply in love with it!

Scotch Dumpling
1 Egg White
3/4 oz black pepper syrup
3/4 oz lemon juice
3/4 Laphroaig 10 years
1 oz Laird’s Applejack 100 proof

Dry shake all ingredients (without ice). Then shake with ice until well chilled. Then double strain into a coupe glass.

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