Thursday, November 11, 2010

Washington Apple Martini-Thirsty Thursday

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Keeping in the fall spirit with apples as the theme, this Thirsty Thursday features an apple martini, a lovely crimson colored libation served in a cocktail glass rimmed with cinnamon sugar.   Comprised of German apple schnapps, Canadian whiskey and cranberry juice, this apple martini would be a nice addition to your cocktail repertoire.

Washington Apple Martini

1 jigger (1- 1/2 ounces) apple schnapps
1 jigger (1- 1/2 ounces) Canadian whiskey
1 jigger (1-1/2 ounces) cranberry juice

Rub the rim of a martini glass with a lime slice. In a shallow plate containing cinnamon sugar, dip rim in to coat edges of glass. Chill glass while preparing the apple martini.

In a cocktail shaker filled with crushed ice, add apple schnapps, whiskey and cranberry juice. Shake well and strain into a cinnamon sugar rimmed martini glass. Makes 1 cocktail.

Cinnamon sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1/2 cup sugar

Combine cinnamon and sugar. Use small amount for rimming glass. Store in covered container. Makes about 1/2 cup.

Check out Rossella's Persimmon Milkshake  another Thirsty Thursday beverage.

1 comment:

Rossella said...

I adore your photos and the cinnamon sugar...a very simple but original idea.
Of course, I have to toast with your Martini!

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