Big Apple
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Big Apple
Cocktail recipe

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The Big Apple cocktail pays tribute to one of the most iconic cities in the world, New York City, also known as the "Big Apple". This sweet and fruity cocktail ... more The Big Apple cocktail pays tribute to one of the most iconic cities in the world, New York City, also known as the "Big Apple". This sweet and fruity cocktail combines vodka, peach schnapps, apple liqueur, and apple juice to create a refreshing and flavorful experience. The addition of a fresh apple garnish adds to the apple flavor while also giving a nod to the city's nickname. This cocktail is perfect for sitting back and imagining yourself walking through the bustling streets of the Big Apple, taking in all of its energy and charm. The combination of the different apple-flavored ingredients gives this cocktail a crisp and fruity profile that is sure to please any palate. So sit back, sip on a Big Apple cocktail, and let it transport you to the vibrant and lively city it represents.
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Apple
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20.63% | 4.95 units *

Cocktail glass

Ingredients

oz
ml
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90ml 3.04oz 9cl
30ml 1oz 3cl
60ml 2oz 6cl
60ml 2oz 6cl
Half Half Half

Method
How to make a Big Apple

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add chopped apples and apple juice to a cocktail shaker and muddle to release flavour
Add ice, Apple Sourz, vodka, and peach schnapps
Shake and serve with a slice of apple to garnish

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Muddle  ·  Shake  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of the Big Apple compare to that of a standard cocktail?

The Big Apple cocktail has an alcohol content of 20.63%, which is slightly higher than the average for many standard cocktails that hover around 15% to 20% alcohol by volume (ABV). Its substantial volume of vodka and additions of peach schnapps and apple liqueur contribute to this higher alcohol content.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute anything for the peach schnapps in the Big Apple cocktail?

Yes, if peach schnapps is not available, you can substitute it with apricot brandy or another fruit-flavored liqueur of similar sweetness and flavor profile. This substitution may slightly alter the taste but will maintain the fruity character of the cocktail.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What are some garnishing ideas for the Big Apple?

To garnish the Big Apple, consider using a slice of fresh apple or an apple fan for an elegant presentation. You can also add a sprig of mint for a pop of color and freshness, or a cinnamon stick for a hint of spice that complements the apple flavor.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Why is the Big Apple cocktail shaken and not stirred?

The Big Apple cocktail is shaken and not stirred to ensure a thorough mix of its ingredients, especially the apple juice and liqueurs, which have different viscosities. Shaking also introduces aeration, cooling the drink quickly while creating a slightly frothy texture that enhances its appeal.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve the Big Apple cocktail?

The Big Apple cocktail is best served in a chilled cocktail glass to keep it cool and enhance its flavors. Serving it over ice is optional but can be a great way to keep it colder for longer if you prefer a more diluted drink as the ice melts.

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