Herbal Apple Martini

February 23rd, 2011 - 8:01pm by Slye Fox

Various apple martinis are as common as Cosmos. The typical recipe is sour apple and butterscotch making it taste like the treats on a stick. Usually they're sickeningly sweet and taste more like a Jolly Rancher.

My effort was to replace the sweet with savory and bring out the apple flavor more. The herbal liqueur, Galliano, does that quite nicely. The result is a wonderful subtle cocktail that is definitely apple, but finishes with a nice fennel/anise aftertaste.

  • 2 oz Galliano
  • 1 oz Applejack Brandy
  • 1 oz Sour Apple Pucker
  • 1 oz Apple Juice
  • Green Apple

Chill an up glass with crushed ice and water. Shake all liquid ingredients with ice in a shaker until it sweats and strain into the glass. Garnish with a slice of tart apple.

February 23, 2011 - 10:06pm
A Stranger says:

Why are all your blogs about alcohol? just saying is all....

February 23, 2011 - 11:29pm
Slye Fox says:

Because alcohol is delicious in its many forms.

Why is this a question? [shrugs]

February 26, 2011 - 11:42pm
A Stranger says:

Maybe someone who has too much time on his hands and most likely drinks too much? Just saying....

February 27, 2011 - 12:57am
Slye Fox says:

And prolly you like writing little passive aggressive notes anonymously? What's yer point...

February 23, 2011 - 10:16pm
A Stranger says:

Oh a nerve has been touch? It was just an observation....