Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Washington Apple Cocktail

Day 7


Washington Apple Cocktail
2.5 shots out of 5


In honor of our very first President of the United States, I dedicate tonight's cocktail to President George Washington.  Tonight's cocktail is the Washington Apple!  The first time I had ever heard of this drink was when I turned 30 and my husband, friends and I went to a club to celebrate.  The bartender gave us a round of shots, in them was what he called a Washington Apple.  Not having any idea of what it was made of, I opened the hatch and shot it down with everyone else.  Honestly I don't remember liking it that much at all.  When I decided to honor President Washington tonight, I searched for a Washington themed cocktail and continuously stumbled across this same drink over and over again and decided to give it one more try.

I have to say that this time around, I am liking it a bit more.  I honestly was a little scared when I saw that you add equal amounts of all ingredients.......including the apple pucker, but sucked it up and made it anyways.

This drink isn't half bad.  I didn't want to give it 2 shots out of 5 because I thought it deserved more.......but on the other hand, I didn't think it deserved 3 shots either.  Therefore 2.5 shots out of 5 it is!  The taste surprised me, I was expecting to not like it at all and to be forced to make faces with each and every sip.  So far..........no faces!  The amounts of each ingredient are right on, I think if you would have increased or decreased any of them, it would not be enjoyable at all.

So in my BEST Marilyn Monroe voice, "Happy Birthday Mr. President, Happy Birthday To You!!"

Here is the recipe for the Washington Apple cocktail:

  • 1 shot Crown Royal
  • 1 shot Sour Apple Pucker
  • 1 shot cranberry juice


In a highball glass filled with ice add your Crown Royal, sour apple pucker and cranberry juice.  Stir them all together and enjoy!  Another easily made cocktail!

Here is a photo of the end result:


Here is a photo of the ingredients:




Cheers!

The Cocktail Lady


3 comments:

  1. you know, it's important to honor our fore fathers.
    :-)

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  2. Not bad - made this tonight with my last little bottle of Crown Royal (I had two wee bottles of this from ancient airplane trips and now they're gone). I think I'd give this a 3 shots rating. I'd drink it again, but I wouldn't pay for it :)

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