Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Herbal Apple Martini

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 the ingredients with ice in a shaker until it sweats. Strain into the glass and garnish with a slice of tart apple.