Washington Apple Cocktail Recipe

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Washington Apple Cocktail Recipe

It is a cocktail that is easy to make and even easier to drink, as the Washington Apple is crisp and tart. According to legend, the drink was created in the late 1980s after the apple orchards of Washington state were decimated by a rogue bug. A man named Christof Guycoogan made apple liqueur from ruined apples by fermenting and distilling them. A mix of Canadian whisky and cranberry juice, the Washington apple cocktail has become a popular and well-known drink at the bar along with other appletini-like concoctions over the years. You can serve it as a classy martini, a party shot, or even on the rocks, depending on your preference for tall or short glasses. Having a Washington Apple each day doesn’t necessarily ward off illness, but it can definitely add zest to any event.

Cocktail strength (from 1 to 10 scale)

The strength of Washington Apple Cocktail Recipe is 6 out of 10.



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Nutrition (calories per serving)

The estimated calories of Washington Apple Cocktail Recipe is 520 calories per serving.

Preparation time (minutes)

The time it takes to create Washington Apple Cocktail Recipe is 3 minutes.

Tools needed

  • Cocktail shaker
  • Strainer


  • Cocktail glass

Ingredients (ML/OZ)

  • 1 1/2 ounces sour apple schnapps
  • 1 1/2 ounces cranberry juice
  • 1 1/2 ounces Canadian whisky
  • Ice cubes
  • Sliced apple (garnish)

Steps to Make It

  • Put the ingredients into a cocktail shaker.
  • Fill with ice cubes.
  • Shake well for 30 seconds.
  • Strain into a cocktail glass.
  • Put the sliced apple as garnish.
  • Serve and enjoy.

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