This is a cocktail containing vodka and one or more of apple juice, apple cider, apple liqueur, or apple brandy.
Main alcohol: Vodka
Ingredients: 1 1/2 oz (3 parts) Vodka, 1/2 oz (1 part) Apple Schnapps / Calvados, 1/2 oz (1 part) Cointreau
Preparation: Mix in a shaker, then pour into a chilled glass. Garnish and serve.
Served: Straight up
Standard garnish: Apple slice, Cherry
Drinkware: Cocktail glass
APPLE MARTINI RECIPE
45 ml Vodka
30ml apple schnapps
5 ml sugar syrup
1 cups ice cubes
Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously then strain into chilled glass.
APPLE MARTINI ORIGIN
An apple martini (appletini for short) is a cocktail containing vodka and one or more of apple juice, apple cider, apple liqueur, or apple brandy.
This drink, properly called an Adam’s Apple Martini, was created in 1997 at Lola’s in West Hollywood, California, by bar owner Loren Dunsworth and bartender Adam Karsten.
INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT THE APPLE MARTINI
In the 2010 film The Social Network, in the initial meeting between Facebook co-founders Mark Zuckerberg and Eduardo Saverin and Napster co-founder Sean Parker, Parker buys the table a few rounds of the drink.
In real life, Zuckerberg never had an appletini until he attended the film’s premiere. After seeing the film, Zuckerberg made the appletini Facebook’s official drink.
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THE HISTORY OF SCHNAPPS
A sign advertising home-made Marillenschnaps in Austria.
The German term Schnaps refers to any kind of strong alcoholic drink, similar to how eau de vie (water of life) is used in French, or aguardente (burning water) in Portuguese
In Austria, Switzerland, southern Germany, and the French region of Alsace, a type of schnapps called Obstler or Obstbrand (from the German Obst, fruit) is very popular. Obstler, which are fruit brandies, are mainly associated with the southern part of the German-language area. In northern Germany, almost all traditional distilled beverages are grain-based.
The main kinds of fruit used for German schnapps are apples, pears, plums, cherries, and apricots. Fruits other than these five are rarely used. Apples are used along with pears to make Obstwasser (fruit water); pears are used to produce Poire Williams (Williamsbirne, William’s pear); several types of plums make Zwetschgenwasser (plum water); cherries make Kirschwasser (cherry water); and apricots are used to make Austrian Marillenschnaps (apricot brandy).
A raspberry-flavored spirit called Himbeergeist (raspberry spirit) is also a referred to as schnapps, although it is not produced by means of fermenting raspberries (Himbeeren), which produce a low yield of alcohol due to their low sugar content. Instead, rectified spirit is infused with fresh raspberries, and this mixture is then distilled.
The different kinds of Obstler are similar to the varieties of Rakija found in the Balkans and Eastern Europe. Slivovitz is a popular schnapps made from Damson plums found throughout the region.
Another popular form of schnapps is herbal based, often sweetened, Kräuterlikör (herbal liqueur). Well known brands include Jägermeister, Underberg, Kuemmerling, Killepitsch and Wurzelpeter.
American schnapps are alcoholic beverages that are produced by mixing neutral grain spirit with fruit or other flavors. This mixture is then bottled with added sugar and (usually) glycerine, producing a smooth, syrup-like drink with an alcohol content of between 15% and 50% ABV (30–100 proof).
American schnapps is available in a broad variety of fruit, berry, and spice flavors. These drinks technically fall into the category of liqueurs because of their added sugar content.