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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Ginny said...

It reminds me a little of that green liqueur that all the artists used to drink back in the 1800's, I can't think of the name now. But there was a group that included Poe and a few others.

Foodycat said...

I think that sounds really delicious! Insane colour!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Beautiful color! And it sure sounds good:@)

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Cheers. Mmmm that sounds good. Diane

Becki's Whole Life said...

This sounds yummy and I love the green. My husband would probably say the same thing, but I don't think that would stop him from trying a glass of this!

Rosemary said...

I heard that Manhattans are a "manly" drink -- and I love 'em. Whatever gender, this drink looks refreshing. Might be too sweet for my tastes. Calvados, now, that's great for cooking.
(Ginny, is it absinthe?)

painter said...

It's sooooooooo beautiful colour!!!
Congratulations Mary!
Have a nice Weekend!

Kay Johnson said...

Did I hear MARTINI?
I will test this out on the girls next week!
Looks De-lish!

Kay Johnson

Merisi said...

Gorgeous color, and I would not mind at all to take a sip! ;-)

Like Genny, I thought of Absynthe too.

Merisi said...

Mary, I occasionally use Calvados instead of Cognac in sauces.

ImSoVintage said...

I'm not much of a drinker, but this looks like a good alternative to green beer :)

Jeannie said...

such a bright drink! looks lovely!

Big Dude said...

It sure is purdy.

Barbara said...

What fun, Mary. Such a cute idea to dip the rim in cinnamon sugar!

Nina said...

Cheers!:).Sounds excellent!

Kristin said...

Mmm apple-tini! Thanks for reminding me to make the Irish Soda Bread. I almost forgot about it!
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From the Kitchen said...

Works for me! We're going into the city tomorrow for Gilbert and Sullivan. Maybe we'll assist in coloring the Chicago river green!! That would make a great blog post!!


A Paix√£o da Isa said...

humm super bom eu adoro martini beijinhos e bom fim de semana

My Grama's Soul said...

Found you at Diane's....I love finding a new FOODIE we all need to eat!!! LOL LOL



Miss Meat and Potatoes said...

Oh I am much more in the green martini camp versus green beer. I hadn't thought of this for St. Patty's - GREAT idea Mary. My mouth is watering!

Claudia said...

This is a bittersweet drink for me - which I won't go into - but just looking at it gave me a smile and a nod and a cheer for St. Patrick.

Kim said...

The color of this drink is quite awesome. You know, I'm not a lot into drink either... I usually cook more with alcool... Calvados with pork and apple is so good, Pernod with shrimp is quite a hit... Anyway, I think this look great and it's perfect for St-Patrick!

Jersey Girl Cooks said...

This is awesome for St pat's day! I love the sour appple flavor. It reminds me of Jolly Ranchers candy.

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