Caramel Apple Cocktail: A Drink for the Season
It's T minus one day to the Big Birthday (and many more, Jebus), and while you're out doing your last-minute holiday shopping, you big slacker you, we suggest you stop by the liquor store. Knowing you, you were probably going to do that anyway, but we have a specific Christmas list for you.
Pick up a bottle of Bacardi Big Apple (you might not have heard of this mom 'n pop operation - learn more at Bacardi.com) and a bottle of Butterscotch Schnapps (we used Buttershots from DeKuyper). You're about to treat your loved ones to a Caramel Apple Cocktail, and they'll thank you for it, even the ones who don't think they like cocktails. We took some to a party, and while most of the manly-type dudes didn't get too into it, the ladies in the joint had a feeding frenzy on them. We felt like we were watching Spring Break Shark Attack with fewer bikinis and better acting. Plus, it's in the spirit of the season so Mom can't frown on your introducing hard liquor to the festivities - especially after you get one or two in her.
The recipe is extremely simple the way we made it, which we got from DrinksMixer; just combine 2oz of Bacardi Big Apple and 2oz of the Buttershots in a shaker with ice, shake and pour into a cocktail glass. If you want to go even one step further, buy some caramel sauce at the grocery store and rim the glass with it. Sticky but tasty.
Note: Most of the people we were with insisted on calling these Caramel Apple Martinis. We understand the confusion, but we refuse to call anything that includes rum and lacks gin, vodka, or vermouth a martini. It's a cocktail. Even the glass it's served in, which everyone calls a martini glass, is really a cocktail glass. Just a friendly xmas tip.
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Posted by Jake at December 24, 2006 8:49 AM