February 23rd, 2011
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 22nd, 2011
A week after I concocted my rendition of the Bacon Martini, I picked up a bottle of Bakon Vodka. And now, a friend alerted me to the new NutLiquor peanut butter booze. Clearly there's an Elvis sandwich in there somewhere. ;)
Since the three bottles of flavored booze in this concoction are pretty clear, the focus here is in the fancy garnish. Little 1 inch Elvis sandwiches skewered on a stir stick complete this sweet drink. The King would be proud!
- 1 1/2 oz Bakon Vodka
- 2 oz NutLiquor
- 2 oz Banana Schnapps
- 1 oz Simple Syrup
- Peanut Butter
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 miniature Elvis sandwiches* skewered on a stir stick.
*Create mini-Elvis sandwiches by slicing the toast and the bacon into one inch squares. The make a double decker sandwich by layering the toast, peanut butter, bacon, and a slice of banana.