Various apple martinis are as common as Cosmos. The typical recipe is sour apple and butterscotch making it taste like the treats on a stick. Usually they're sickeningly sweet and taste more like a Jolly Rancher.
My effort was to replace the sweet with savory and bring out the apple flavor more. The herbal liqueur, Galliano, does that quite nicely. The result is a wonderful subtle cocktail that is definitely apple, but finishes with a nice fennel/anise aftertaste.
- 2 oz Galliano
- 1 oz Applejack Brandy
- 1 oz Sour Apple Pucker
- 1 oz Apple Juice
- Green Apple
Chill an up glass with crushed ice and water. Shake all liquid ingredients with ice in a shaker until it sweats and strain into the glass. Garnish with a slice of tart apple.