Sour apple martini mix, which is a nonalcoholic liquid mixer that's often bright green, can turn a bland vodka or gin drink into something spectacular. Here are a few drinks you can make with this versatile mix and a few tips about where to look for it and how it's used.
Buying Sour Apple Martini Mix
There's no shortage of places to find sour apple martini mix. Many liquor stores stock drink mixes in a special aisle. However, chances are good that the selection will be just as decent, if not better, if you look at your local grocery store.
A variety of sour apple mixes are available, and they're not all created equal so try to sample your purchase ahead of time to make sure you get the flavor you want. If you're seeking a more difficult to find mix, such as a sugar-free mix, and you're not having any luck, you can buy martini mixes from online retailers.
Once you have found the perfect sour apple martini mix, it's time to begin mixing your cocktail. While there are many drinks that can be made with martini mix, a few classics include:
- The Appletini: The apple martini is a twist on a standard martini that is a bit more fun and fruitier. Take two ounces of lemon-flavored vodka and add a half ounce each of Cointreau and your martini mix. Squeeze half of a fresh lemon into the drink and shake the ingredients well with ice in a cocktail shaker. Garnish the drink with a slice of green apple for added effect.
- The Sour Apple Martini: Combine into a shaker one ounce of vodka, one ounce of apple schnapps and one ounce of sour apple mix. Shake the ingredients together well with ice and serve. This drink will be extremely sweet and sour, so scale all of the ingredients as you see fit. Add an apple slice on the side of the glass for a bit of enhanced flavor, or garnish it with a cherry for the added color.
- The Pineapple Martini: Pineapples combine with sour flavor in this palatable and colorful beverage. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine an ounce of vodka in any flavor (for an especially apple-y drink, use apple-flavored vodka), one ounce of apple schnapps, one ounce of sour apple mix, and an ounce of chilled pineapple juice. Shake the ingredients together and serve. For a garnish, try a thin apple slice or even a chunk of pineapple on a cocktail toothpick.
Using Martini Mix
Unlike sour apple vodkas and rums, which can be expensive, sour apple mix is fairly cheap. Since it can be used in a number of different drinks, you don't have to worry about blending it unsatisfactorily with most types of liquor.
Best of all, the possibilities with the mix are utterly endless. You'll be able to add a splash to cocktails to give them a little bit of zing, or use it as the base for an apple-flavored martini creation. The choices are yours entirely, and it can be a lot of fun figuring out your favorites.