The Expanse Cocktails Project

Expanse Cocktail #97
Shed Garvey

Shed Garvey is the Canterbury’s chief medic. He provides the best care he can despite having no medical degree. Motivated by compassion, he’s always ready to offer drugs to help ease people’s stress or pain. When Alex has lost oxygen aboard the Knight, Shed uses his own air to keep Alex alive. He often uses humor to defuse tense situations.

For this drink, we used a clear, fresh-tasting apple brandy from Gardiner Liquid Mercantile, a distillery Iro has visited. It has an especially clean apple flavor compared to most Calvados or applejack we’ve tried, and went well with the fresh cream taste of Bailey’s. We sometimes make our own Irish Cream, which would be especially comforting and delicious here, but didn’t have any on hand for this recipe and it turned out fine anyway.

In our hint for Shed, we described him as: compassionate, reluctant, panicky, underqualified, and resourceful.


  • 2 ounces apple brandy
  • 1 ounce Irish cream liqueur
  • 1 ounce gold rum


Pour all ingredients into a mixing glass with ice and stir until cold. Strain into a rocks glass over one large cube and garnish with a slice of red apple, cut across the equator.