Bad Apple
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Bad Apple
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The Bad Apple cocktail is a refreshing and fruity drink that combines the tangy flavors of lemon and lime with the sweet and crisp taste of apple. This cocktail traces ... more The Bad Apple cocktail is a refreshing and fruity drink that combines the tangy flavors of lemon and lime with the sweet and crisp taste of apple. This cocktail traces its roots back to the era of prohibition in the United States, where rum was a popular bootleg liquor. The white rum base of this cocktail provides a subtle bite and adds a smoothness to the drink. The combination of lemonade, apple liqueur, and lime cordial gives this cocktail a burst of citrus flavors, while the orange liqueur adds a slight touch of sweetness. The perfect balance of tart and sweet makes this cocktail a crowd-pleaser. It is best enjoyed on a warm summer day, lounging by the pool or at a backyard barbecue. The Bad Apple cocktail is sure to be a hit with its refreshing and bold flavors.
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White rum
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5% | 2.1 units *

Method
How to make a Bad Apple

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add the alcoholic ingredients and the cordial to a pint glass, top with lemonade and add ice
Stir before serving

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FAQ's

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve a Bad Apple cocktail?

The Bad Apple cocktail is best served cold in a pint glass. Ensure all ingredients are properly chilled before mixing, and consider adding ice to the glass before pouring the cocktail to keep it extra cold without diluting it too much.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What garnishes work well with a Bad Apple?

A slice of apple or a twist of lime makes excellent garnishes for a Bad Apple cocktail. These garnishes not only enhance the visual appeal of the drink but also complement its fruity flavors.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of a Bad Apple compare to other cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 5%, the Bad Apple is relatively light compared to many classic cocktails, making it a great choice for those preferring a milder drink. It's comparable to the alcohol content of a standard beer.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute any ingredients in the Bad Apple if I don't have them on hand?

Yes, ingredient substitutions are possible. For example, if you don't have blue curaçao, you could use another orange-flavored liqueur and add a little blue food coloring for the vibrant color. Similarly, if apple liqueur is unavailable, apple juice with a splash of apple cider vinegar can mimic the taste, though the alcohol content will be affected.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Do I need any special equipment to make a Bad Apple cocktail?

No special equipment is needed to make a Bad Apple cocktail. As it's stirred and not shaken, all you really need is a mixing glass or any large glass to combine the ingredients thoroughly and a stirrer or spoon. Then, simply pour the mixed drink into a serving pint glass.

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