Ok, so Natalie comes to me and says… I want an appletini and here’s the recipe! Naturally I read the recipe, make one, and offer her to try it – alas, she doesn’t really like it. “Tastes funny”, I believe was the exact response. I work by smell, in the kitchen, so I smell her drink and agree that it might taste funny because it smells a little off from what I have smelled an appletini smell like before. So, I get crackin on a new recipe and Voila! Natalie approved goodness.
Appletini Recipe: Ben’s Appletini #1
(typically makes 2 drinks or one large drink)
- 3 ounces Smirnoff® Green Apple Vodka
- 1 ounce DeKuyper® Sour Apple Pucker
- 1 ounce Cointreau
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 or 2 vodka-marinated cherries
Take a shaker and fill it just past half-way with crushed ice (okay, use cubes if you must). Pour in ingredients – in a perfect world, add the sugar first. Cover and shake vigorously for 30-40-50 shakes – if you’re using a metal shaker you’re looking to shake until your hands just can’t bare the cold any longer. Pop the top and strain into the glass – I typically just use the strainer built-in to the shaker I own, but you could use a hawthorne strainer as well. You’re looking for only minute pieces of ice to make it into the appletini.