Sour Apple Martini
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Sour Apple Martini
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Rating

4.22 / 5
The Sour Apple Martini is a vibrant twist on the classic Martini that delivers a harmonious blend of tart and sweet flavors. It is crafted with a base of smooth ... more The Sour Apple Martini is a vibrant twist on the classic Martini that delivers a harmonious blend of tart and sweet flavors. It is crafted with a base of smooth vodka that is complemented by the tangy zest of fresh lime juice and balanced by the subtle sweetness of sugar syrup. This cocktail is typically served in a chilled cocktail glass and often garnished with a crisp slice of apple and a maraschino cherry, which enhances its visual appeal and adds a touch of fruity essence. The Sour Apple Martini offers a refreshingly sharp and sophisticated drinking experience, making it a popular choice for those who enjoy a well-rounded cocktail with a fruity kick.
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Base ingredient
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Apple schnapps
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Cocktail cherry, apple
Alcohol content
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25.71% | 2.7 units *

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Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

The Sour Apple Martini cleverly balances the smooth, clean taste of vodka with the crisp, tart zing of apple schnapps and lime juice, offering a refreshingly sharp sip that marries sweetness with a slight edge. Its use of sugar syrup softens the acidity just right, making it a visually appealing and sophisticated choice for those who appreciate a spirited cocktail with a delightful fruity punch.

Method
How to make a Sour Apple Martini

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Pour all ingredients into a shaker with ice
Shake well then strain into chilled cocktail glass
Garnish with a slice of apple and a maraschino cherry and serve

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

·  Shake  ·  Strain  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

FAQ

What is the best type of apple schnapps to use for a Sour Apple Martini?

For a Sour Apple Martini, using a high-quality green apple schnapps is recommended for the best flavor. Brands such as DeKuyper Sour Apple Pucker or Berentzen Apfelkorn are popular choices, offering a good balance of tartness and sweetness to complement the cocktail.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

Can I adjust the sweetness or tartness of the Sour Apple Martini?

Yes, the sweetness or tartness of a Sour Apple Martini can be adjusted according to personal preference. To make it sweeter, add more sugar syrup. If you prefer it more tart, increase the lime juice slightly. Remember, adjustments should be made in small amounts to avoid overpowering the delicate balance of flavors.

FAQ

What is the significance of shaking not stirring a Sour Apple Martini?

Shaking a Sour Apple Martini, as opposed to stirring, is significant for a couple of reasons. Shaking helps to thoroughly mix the ingredients, ensuring a uniform flavor. It also introduces air into the mixture, creating a slightly frothy texture. Moreover, shaking with ice chills the drink more efficiently, making it more refreshing.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

Is there a non-alcoholic version of the Sour Apple Martini?

Yes, a non-alcoholic version of the Sour Apple Martini can be created by substituting the vodka and apple schnapps with non-alcoholic alternatives. Apple juice or a non-alcoholic apple cider combined with a splash of lime and simple syrup can mimic the original flavors. Just adjust the ratios to match the desired taste profile.

GARNISHING_TIPS

How should I garnish a Sour Apple Martini?

A classic garnish for a Sour Apple Martini is a thin slice of green apple. For an added flair, you can dip the apple slice in lemon or lime juice to prevent browning and place it on the rim of the glass. Alternatively, a twist of lime peel can also complement the drink's tartness and aromatic profile.

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