Apple Sunrise
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Apple Sunrise
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Rating

4.32 / 5
Apple Sunrise is a refreshing and fruity cocktail that is perfect for any time of day. Made with equal parts freshly squeezed orange juice and Calvados, a French apple brandy, ... more Apple Sunrise is a refreshing and fruity cocktail that is perfect for any time of day. Made with equal parts freshly squeezed orange juice and Calvados, a French apple brandy, this drink boasts a strong and distinct apple flavor. The addition of Creme De Cassis, a blackcurrant liqueur, adds a sweet and slightly tart note that balances out the drink perfectly. The use of Calvados as the base spirit pays homage to the origins of the drink, as it was first created in the Normandy region of France where Calvados is traditionally produced. The name "Apple Sunrise" is a nod to the bright orange color of the drink, reminiscent of the sunrise, and the strong apple flavor. This cocktail is perfect for those who enjoy a well-rounded and fruity drink with a touch of sweetness.
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Apple
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14.58% | 2.62 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

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105ml 3.55oz 10.5cl
15ml ½oz 1.5cl
60ml 2oz 6cl

Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

The Apple Sunrise is a harmonious blend where the robust, woody undertones of Calvados beautifully intersect with the bright zest of fresh orange juice, crafting a cocktail that truly evokes a crisp dawn. The addition of Crème de Cassis introduces a subtle berry sweetness that bridges the apple and orange flavors, creating a well-rounded, deeply satisfying sip with just the right touch of complexity.

Method
How to make a Apple Sunrise

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add the orange juice, crème de cassis and calvados to a cocktail shaker with ice
Shake well and strain into an ice-filled highball glass
Garnish with a slice of apple and serve

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

·  Shake  ·  Strain  ·  Highball  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What type of taste profile can I expect from an Apple Sunrise cocktail?

The Apple Sunrise cocktail offers a unique blend of flavors thanks to its ingredients. The orange juice provides a citrusy sweetness, while the Creme De Cassis adds a deep, berry-like tartness. The Calvados, an apple brandy, brings a robust apple flavor with a smooth, oaky undertone. Together, these ingredients create a refreshing, slightly sweet, and fruity cocktail with a complex taste profile.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

Is the Apple Sunrise suitable for any specific occasions or times of the year?

Yes, the Apple Sunrise cocktail, with its vibrant flavors and refreshing characteristics, is particularly suitable for spring and summer gatherings, such as brunches, garden parties, or outdoor events. Its fruity profile makes it an excellent choice for warm weather. However, thanks to the inclusion of Calvados, an apple brandy that can evoke the essence of autumn, it can also be a delightful option for fall celebrations.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

Can I make a non-alcoholic version of the Apple Sunrise?

Absolutely! To create a non-alcoholic version of the Apple Sunrise, you can substitute the Calvados with non-alcoholic apple cider or apple juice to maintain the apple flavor profile. Instead of Creme De Cassis, consider using a blackcurrant syrup or juice for a similar berry-like sweetness and tartness. This way, you can enjoy the refreshing and fruity taste of the Apple Sunrise without the alcohol content.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What garnishes work well with the Apple Sunrise to enhance its presentation?

To beautifully garnish the Apple Sunrise and elevate its presentation, consider using a slice of orange or a twist of orange peel to accentuate the citrus notes. A thin slice of apple placed on the rim of the glass or a few blackcurrants can also complement the apple and berry flavors. Additionally, a sprig of fresh mint can add a refreshing aroma and visual appeal to the cocktail.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

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

The Apple Sunrise has an alcohol content of 14.58%, placing it in the moderate range compared to other cocktails. It is stronger than light, fruity cocktails like a Mimosa, which typically have a lower alcohol content, but it is not as strong as cocktails with a higher proportion of spirits, such as a Martini or a Manhattan. The Apple Sunrise offers a balanced alternative for those seeking a cocktail that's neither too light nor too potent.

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