I’ve got to admit, I can’t stand this whole green apple cocktail phenomenon. I think these product lines of Jolly Rancher-flavored schnapps are ridiculous and do nothing for the world other than encourage binge drinking among teenage girls. And when a man walks into my bar and orders one, well, personally I think he becomes less of a man. But that’s just my opinion.
That said, I was still getting a lot of requests for them at Red Agave, so I came up with this as an alternative. It’s a vodka cocktail flavored with fresh green apple. No neon-green syrupy schnapps, just pure, fresh ingredients. And here’s how you do it:
Update: Our friends at Natural Born Cynic now have a photo posted of this drink!
Bad Apple Print Me
- 1 quarter green apple, seeded
- 2 oz Absolut Citron
- 1.5 oz lemon juice
- 1 oz simple syrup
- Either muddle apple in a mixing glass or blend ingredients, without ice, until apple is pureéd smooth. Shake this mixture with ice and fine-strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a slice of green apple.
Recipe printed courtesy of jeffreymorgenthaler.com