Light and fresh, with a hint of zest, this is a lovely evening pick-me-up as we (finally) head towards spring.
¼ green apple, cored but unpeeled, then cut into very small pieces, plus 1 slice extra, to garnish
60ml cognac – I use Martel VSOP, but use whatever you have
10ml runny honey
10ml fresh lemon juice
1 twist lemon zest, to garnish
Put the apple pieces in a shaker and muddle (ie, bash them about a bit) until broken up and the juices are released. Add the cognac, honey, lemon juice and a big handful of ice, and shake. Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice, and serve garnished with the lemon zest and a slice of green apple.