The Ella Jay

Ella was the oldest of the Jay children and one of two girls. Always fiercely independent, Ella and her siblings helped on the family apple orchard after school each day and all day during the summer, planting new trees and grafting branches from the family’s heirloom varieties.

When her parents passed, Ella ran the family orchard on her own making some of the best cider found in the hills of North Georgia. We’ve taken inspiration from her cider to create The Ella Jay, which feels like a taste of fall with every sip.

  • 2 ounces of bourbon
  • 1 ounce of apple cider
  • 1 ounce of sweet vermouth
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 dash orange bitters
  • Garnish: apple slices

Combine the bourbon, cider, sweet vermouth and lemon juice in a mixing glass and stir with ice to chill.  Strain into cocktail glass. Add a dash of orange bitters. Garnish with applied slices.