Apple vodka gets a bad rap, owing to the surplus of bottom-shelf, artificial-tasting options available at most liquor stores. But these days, some brands are coming out with higher-quality options; we’re big fans of Skyy’s Honeycrisp Apple, which is infused rather than flavored.
Eve’s Seduction, from San Francisco bartender Matt Knepper, is a recipe in search of a good apple vodka, and its time has finally come! It’s a lovely little apple drink, with the amaretto and the split citrus juices bringing the flavor to life – it really does taste like a fresh-picked fruit.
- 1½ parts Apple vodka
- ¼ part Amaretto
- ¼ part Lime juice
- ¼ part Lemon juice
- ¼ part Simple syrup
- 2 parts Sparkling white wine
Shake everything (except the sparkling white wine) with ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail or coupe glass. Top with the sparkling white wine.
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- The Joy of Mixology by Gary Regan