Herbal Apple Martini

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.