Monday, April 1, 2019


Sue and I do not have a lot of posts about beverages on our blog. I'm not sure why. We love creating fancy cocktails for ladies nights and game nights and hot summer days sitting out under the stars. 
We decided we had better start taking more photos and documenting our drink recipes before we forget which ones we have tried. 
The Appletini is now number one on my favorite cocktails list. It's perfect for just about any occasion, it's sweet and refreshing and pairs well a charcuterie board or BBQ or popcorn and snacks. 
It's also ridiculously simple to make. 
We still have to share Sue's famous Lemon Drop Martini so stay tuned for that one. I can't believe we haven't shared it yet. In the meantime... enjoy a thirst-quenching Appletini!


Sour Mix
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup water
1 cup fresh lemon juice
1 cup fresh lime juice

1/2 cup apple juice
1/2 cup Apple Vodka 
1/4 cup of the sour mix 

sliced green apple

Prepare the Sour Mix - Place sugar and water in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir to dissolve. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 5 minutes. Stir in the lemon and lime juice. Set aside to cool down. Place in fridge to chill. Note - This can be made a few days ahead of time and kept, covered, in fridge. 
Prepare the Appletini - In a shaker half filled with ice, pour 1/2 cup of apple juice, 1/2 cup of apple vodka, and 1/4 cup of the chilled sour mix. Shake well. Pour into a martini glass and serve with a thin wedge of apple.

The recipe, as written here, makes 2 Appletinis with lots of sour mix leftover. You can very easily double, triple, or quadruple the recipe as needed. 

I am not usually a big drinker but I do enjoy a fancy cocktail every once in a while. This one.... this one is soooooo good. I can see myself enjoying a few of them over the summer. 
If you find them too sweet it helps to serve them over ice. It cuts the sweetness down a bit. 
*Always drink responsibly*

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