Friday, March 9, 2012

Appletini Cocktail

Day 23

3 shots out of 5

OK so another cocktail ingredient that has always made me nervous and say "No Thank You" is the sour apple pucker.  I know I used it in my Washington Apple but I figured that the Crown Royal would have lessened it's overly sugary sour apple taste, and it did.  Tonight's cocktail the Appletini is "almost" 1/2 vodka and 1/2 sour apple those odds made me a bit nervous.

I'm happy to report that this cocktail is pretty good!  Mostly all of the photos I saw online made this cocktail look "quite green" I must say.  So when I was shaking up my martini I was expecting to pour out nothing less........boy was I wrong!  The appletini was anything but bright green, instead it was a very light sage green.  I figured I must have found the wrong recipe and did it all wrong because none of the photos I've seen online look like what I just poured into my cocktail glass.  Hesitant to take a sip and thinking I should just remake it and add more sour apple pucker.....I took a quick sip to see how badly I screwed it up.  To my surprise, it was just about a perfect blend of vodka to sour apple pucker!  Now looking at my very light sagey green cocktail, I would HATE to try those bright green appletinis that I can only imagine taste QUITE sour appley!!  YUCK!!  Therefore, tonight's cocktail recieved received (I always spell that word wrong) 3 shots out of 5.

Here is the recipe for the appletini:

  • 1 1/2 shots vodka
  • 1 shot sour apple pucker

Chill a cocktail glass in your freezer.  In a shaker add ice, vodka and sour apple pucker.  Shake it up real good and strain into your chilled glass.

Here is a photo of the end result:

Here is a photo of the ingredients:

Here's to another pleasant surprise in the cocktail world!  Who knew I'd enjoy an appletini!

The Cocktail Lady

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Hello! My name is Jen and I am The Cocktail Lady. I am a married mom of 4 who loves creating and trying new cocktails.


  1. interesting!! I've never had an appletini, which has always made me kind of feel like an unadventurous loser. good to know.
    I do like Madori Sours, though..... :-)

  2. Marisa, I definately think you should! I think you'll enjoy this one and if not more pucker can always be added =)

  3. Ever tried mixing in some Butterscotch? Then you have a caramel apple martini. That's quite tasty, too.

    1. I haven't yet, but I did receive a recipe for it as well as a Spiked Apple Cider. I'm excited to try them both!