Washington Apple
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Washington Apple
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Rating

3.92 / 5
The Washington Apple is a vibrant and fruity cocktail that combines the crisp flavors of cranberry juice with the smoothness of whiskey and the sweet, tartness of apple schnapps. This ... more The Washington Apple is a vibrant and fruity cocktail that combines the crisp flavors of cranberry juice with the smoothness of whiskey and the sweet, tartness of apple schnapps. This concoction is typically served in a shot glass, making it a popular choice for a quick and flavorful drink. The mingling of the ingredients within the Washington Apple provides a harmonious balance of sweet and sour notes, which can be enjoyed as a refreshing sipper or a swift celebratory shot. Its name pays homage to the apple orchards of Washington state, a leading producer of apples in the United States, and the cocktail itself has become a favored choice for those seeking a spirited beverage with a distinctive apple twist.
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27.5% | 1.27 units *

Shot glass

Ingredients

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22.5ml ¾oz 2.3cl
22.5ml ¾oz 2.3cl

Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

The Washington Apple is a brisk and tangy mixture that combines the rustic charm of whiskey with the crisp sweetness of apple schnapps and a dash of cranberry juice. This shot is a celebration of fruity flavors, making it a go-to choice for a spirited, quick drink with a lingering apple finish.

Method
How to make a Washington Apple

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes


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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

What's the best method to chill the Washington Apple cocktail?

The best method to chill the Washington Apple cocktail is to use a cocktail shaker. Fill the shaker with ice, add all ingredients, and shake well until the outside of the shaker feels cold. This ensures the cocktail is served cold, enhancing its flavor.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

Is the Washington Apple cocktail typically served in a shot glass?

Yes, the Washington Apple is typically served in a shot glass. This presentation is preferred as it highlights the cocktail's potent flavor profile and makes it convenient for quick consumption, aligning with its shot-based composition.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute apple schnapps with anything else in a Washington Apple cocktail?

If apple schnapps is unavailable, you can substitute it with apple liqueur or apple flavored vodka. These alternatives maintain the apple-centric flavor profile of the cocktail, though the taste may vary slightly depending on the substitute used.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

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

With an alcohol content of 27.5%, the Washington Apple cocktail is on the stronger side compared to many classic cocktails. For instance, it's stronger than a Margarita (about 13.3% alcohol) but not as potent as straight spirits like whiskey, which can be 40% alcohol or higher.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What occasions are best suited for serving the Washington Apple cocktail?

The Washington Apple cocktail, with its bold flavor and shot presentation, is best suited for lively parties or social gatherings. It's a popular choice for celebratory shots or as a fun addition to a themed event, especially when apple flavors align with the season, like fall.

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