Quince is a tough fall fruit in the same family as pears and apples, with a secret reward. While quince is closely related to pears and apples it lacks their immediate edibility and appeal. While not a particularly good eaten raw quince comes alive when stewed in sugar becoming sweet, delicate and fragrant. The crisp and dry howling moon apple cider brings these fall orchard fruits together for a family reunion.
2oz Howling Moon Craft Cider
1.5oz Old grand dad bourbon
.5oz simple syrup
.25oz lemon juice
1 heaping Tbsp quince bourbon jam
1 dash angustura bitters
1 slice of dehydrated pear chip
Muddle jam and syrup together in a mixing glass. Add lemon juice, bourbon, bitters and ice. Shake vigorously and double strain into a cocktail coupe. Top with howling moon craft cider and garnish with pear chip.