Stone Fence 1.000

Dayna Smith for The Washington Post

Nov 23, 2008

This is an early-American tavern drink that predates even the 19th-century cocktail guides. David Wondrich, in his book "Esquire Drinks," says the name of the Stone Fence "hints at the effect produced by getting outside too many of these, which is not unlike that produced by running downhill into one."


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Tested size: 1 servings

  • 2 ounces bourbon or applejack or apple brandy or scotch
  • 2 ice cubes
  • Alcoholic cider (6 to 7 percent alcohol)


Pour the bourbon or applejack or apple brandy or Scotch into a pint glass. Add the ice cubes and fill with the cider.

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Recipe Source

Adapted from "Barflies & Cocktails," by Harry McElhone (originally published in 1927; reissue by Mud Puddle Books, 2008).

Tested by Joe Yonan.

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