Saturday, March 10, 2012
Green Apple Martini
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...Green beer and green tea are not to everyone's liking. With that in mind, I had planned to do a post that featured lots of beverages designed especially for St. Patrick's Day. Then I had a reality check and decided not to reinvent the wheel. So, instead of many drinks I'll be featuring just one and giving you a link to a site, found here, that's packed with tried and true drink recipes for the holiday. The one I decided to feature is a green apple martini and I'm told by my taste testers that it is very nice. I'm not much into cocktails, mainly because I'm suspicious of drinks that use more ingredients than many of the dinners that I make for my family. As it happens, I had to buy the sour apple schnapps to make this drink and I'm sure it will now join the bottles of Pernod, Calvados and pear brandy that I've had since I was a bride. I have an unintentionally aged selection of brandy in my pantry and one more bottle won't break the bank. This is a drink with great eye appeal and I love its color. I must warn you that "himself" thinks the drink lacks macho appeal. That being said, I hope you'll give it a try. Here's the recipe.
Green Apple Martini...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite inspiredc by the Food Network
Cinnamon and sugar for rimming glass
1/3 cup vodka
1/3 cup sour-apple schnapps
1/3 cup lemonade
1/3 cup lemon-lime soda (such as 7-Up or Sprite)
In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine vodka, schnapps, lemonade and lemon-lime soda. Cover and shake vigorously. Dip rim edge of martini glasses in a shallow dish with 1/4-inch water, then in a shallow dish with 1/4-inch of equal parts sugar and cinnamon mixture. Strain shaken mixture into prepared glasses and serve. Yield: 2 servings.
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