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