How to make Alex’s Appletini

 

I made an appletini for the first time years ago. I wanted something sweet and different and no limes or lemons or coffee or creamy drinks. So I found a cocktail recipe online for an appletini and thought…yeah that’s it!

So trying to find an apple flavoured liquor in my local bottle shop..pfft. Yeah right. I had to drive to a liquor superstore and yesssss they had DeKuyper’s Sour Apple Pucker.

How cute is my new old silver drinks tray.
I picked it up at Waverley Antique Bazaar
(if you haven’t been there GO there!! so much awesome stuff)

AlexsAppletini03It worked and it was great and then I forgot all about it. That was about 4ish years ago.

That urge hit me when I was at the same store buying Cachaça for my Cairpirinha recently so I picked up a bottle.

When I decided that I wanted an apple martini it was already 8pm and I found a recipe online that I could use but…ahhh I didn’t have any apple juice or apple cider. Improvise time.

Below is my recipe and it rocked. We may or may not had 3 of these each and it was very very easy to drink. I used Bickfords Cloudy Apple cordial – yeah..ok WTH am I doing with apple cordial in the pantry but I saw it and had to try it and I am glad I did.

The magic ingredient I think is the San Pellegrino – sparkling San Pellegrino. This was my mistake that ended up being a big win! I opened the bottle and then realized that I had an already open bottle of soda water but decided to use the San Pellegrino anyway and BAM…awesome cocktail.

AlexsAppletini01Alex’s Appletini

Serves 2

60 mls Bickfords Cloudy Apple Cordial (available in some supermarkets)
120mls San Pellegrino
60mls DeKuyper Sour Apple Pucker
30mls Vodka
Ice

Mix or shake the ingredients in a cocktail shaker and then pour into a martini glass. Add a thin slice of apple that has been cut side ways – so you get the cute little star in the middle of the slice of apple.

Drink responsibly and enjoy

Cheers

Alex