Apple Blossom
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Apple Blossom
Cocktail recipe

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The Apple Blossom cocktail is a refreshing and fruity drink that is perfect for any occasion. This cocktail is crafted using a combination of lemonade and grenadine, with a generous ... more The Apple Blossom cocktail is a refreshing and fruity drink that is perfect for any occasion. This cocktail is crafted using a combination of lemonade and grenadine, with a generous pour of Calvados – a French apple brandy – to give it a unique and flavorful twist. The use of lemonade as a base ensures a crisp and zesty taste, while the addition of grenadine adds a touch of sweetness and adds a beautiful pink hue to the drink. The star ingredient, Calvados, infuses the cocktail with the essence of crisp, ripe apples, making it the perfect choice for those who enjoy a fruit-forward cocktail. Whether enjoyed on a warm summer day or served as a fun and colorful party drink, the Apple Blossom is sure to delight and leave a lasting impression with its vibrant flavor profile.
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Apple
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4% | 1.2 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Apple Blossom

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Stir together in a mixing glass the calvados, grenadine and lemonade with ice
Strain the mixture into a tall glass filled with crushed ice
Garnish with an apple slice and serve
~ Dip the apple slice in lemonade to avoid discolouring. ~

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·  Stir  ·  Strain  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do I properly stir the Apple Blossom cocktail to ensure its quality and taste?

To properly stir the Apple Blossom cocktail, fill your highball glass with ice, pour the Calvados and grenadine over the ice, and then gently top up with lemonade. Use a bar spoon to gently stir the mixture from the bottom upwards to integrate all ingredients smoothly without diluting the drink excessively. This technique helps to maintain the cocktail's cold temperature while ensuring a consistent flavor throughout.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve the Apple Blossom to enhance its presentation?

The Apple Blossom cocktail is best served in a highball glass to accommodate its volume and allow for ample ice. For an enhanced presentation, consider garnishing with a thin apple slice or a twist of lemon peel on the rim of the glass. You can also add a few pomegranate seeds for a burst of color that complements the grenadine's hue.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I use something other than Calvados in the Apple Blossom if I don't have it?

Yes, if Calvados is not available, you can substitute it with another type of apple brandy or even apple-flavored vodka for a similar taste profile. Keep in mind that the substitute may slightly alter the cocktail's original flavor, but it should still provide a delightful apple note. If you prefer a non-alcoholic version, apple juice or cider can be a good alternative, adjusting the lemonade to balance sweetness.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

Is there a way to make a non-alcoholic version of the Apple Blossom?

Absolutely! To create a non-alcoholic version of the Apple Blossom, substitute the Calvados with apple juice or a non-alcoholic apple cider. Maintain the grenadine for color and a hint of pomegranate flavor, and top up with lemonade as usual. This version will still offer a refreshing and fruity alternative to the alcoholic original.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What occasions are most suitable for serving the Apple Blossom cocktail?

The Apple Blossom cocktail, with its refreshing and fruity profile, is perfect for spring and summer gatherings such as garden parties, picnics, or any outdoor events. Its light alcohol content makes it a great choice for afternoon occasions where guests might prefer a less potent drink option. It's also a delightful addition to brunch menus or as a welcome drink at casual receptions.

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