Harvest Moon Cocktail

Harvest Moon Cocktail platingsandpairings.com

Harvest Moon Cocktail platingsandpairings.com

I love discovering new, different, cocktails that I’ve never heard of before. This cocktail, however, is actually not new per se…

The December 1934 edition of Esquire Magazine includes a list of the “Top 10” most popular cocktails. The list starts with an Old Fashioned, and ends with a Daiquiri. The rest of the drinks on the list are reasonably well known. One of them, The Harvest Moon, appears to be MIA for most bartenders. It is described as being a “applejack sour with orgeat”.

This drink is perfect for cooler, stormy nights. It’s a smooth, dark cocktail with a hints of apple and almond flavors and I just love it! Cheers!

Harvest Moon Cocktail platingsandpairings.com

Harvest Moon Cocktail

Course: Cocktail
Servings: 1 cocktail
Author: Platings & Pairings


  • 1 1/2 ounces applejack
  • 1/2 ounce Torani almond syrup orgeat
  • 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • slice lemon for garnish


  1. Place all ingredients (except garnish) in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake for 30 seconds.
  2. Strain the contents into a cocktail glass and garnish with lemon.


  • Applejack is a strong alcoholic beverage produced from apples. The brand that you will find in the U.S. is Laird & Company.
  • Look for the orgeat syrup at your local supermarket in the coffee aisle. It’s a sweet syrup made with almonds and orange or rose water.


  1. Michelle | A Dish of Daily Life

    What a lovely cocktail! I’ve never tried a Harvest Moon before, but it sounds like something I would like!


    1. Erin

      I hope you get to indulge in one soon Michelle!


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