Originating in the USA, the Applejack cocktail was originally made using 80 to 100 proof brandy. The French use Calvados, which is far more subtle and fruity in comparison.
A Negroni cocktail is made with gin, sweet vermouth and Campari and is garnished with orange peel. It is thought it originates in Florence, Italy.
The Blackthorn is a very old cocktail that uses sloe gin. In recent years sloe gin has made a revival and this tasty cocktail will certainly put it to good use