Crown Royal Apple Drinks

Karen Frazier
Apple Pie cocktail

Apple Crown Royal is an apple-flavored Canadian whisky. Knowing what to mix with Crown Royal apple can help you make a number of delicious apple-themed mixed drinks. Canadian whisky is known for its smooth, mild flavors, so it lends itself well to a number of cocktails.

1. Apple Pie Cocktail

RumChata, a sweet and creamy liqueur, mixes well with the apple flavors of Crown Royal apple whisky. This sweet and spicy drink will remind you of the fall apple harvest with smooth apple and cinnamon flavors.

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce Apple Crown Royal
  • ½ ounce RumChata
  • ½ ounce cinnamon-flavored whiskey
  • ½ ounce whipped cream flavored vodka
  • Ice
  • Ground cinnamon for garnish
  • Mint sprig for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the Crown Royal, RumChata, cinnamon whiskey, and whipped cream vodka. Shake until well combined.
  2. Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish with the cinnamon and a sprig of mint, if desired.

2. Apple Rosemary Julep

Whiskey is the alcohol of choice for a mint julep. This version changes the flavors to fall apples and fragrant rosemary for a uniquely refreshing and delicious beverage.

Apple Rosemary Julep

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons superfine sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary leaves
  • 1½ ounces Crown Royal apple
  • Ice
  • 2 ounces soda water
  • Apple slices and rosemary sprigs for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the sugar and rosemary leaves. Muddle them.
  2. Add the crown royal and ice. Shake.
  3. Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice.
  4. Add the soda water and stir lightly to mix.
  5. Garnish with the apple slices and rosemary sprigs.

3. Crown Canadian Apple "Martini"

Try this variation on a Washington red apple martini, which has a lovely red color and a nice apple flavor with hints of cinnamon and vanilla when you use Apple Crown Royal. It's a sweet twist on a traditional cocktail.

Red apple martini

4. Apple Crown Old Fashioned

Make a twist on the traditional old-fashioned cocktail by using Apple Crown Royal and cardamom bitters.

Crown apple old fashioned

Ingredients

  • 1 demerara sugar cube
  • 2 to 3 dashes cardamom bitters
  • Splash of soda water
  • 2 ounces Crown Royal apple
  • Ice
  • Orange peel for garnish

Instructions

  1. Put the sugar cube in rocks glass. Add the bitters and water. Allow the water to soak into the sugar cube for about a minute.
  2. Muddle to crush the sugar into the water and bitters.
  3. Add the Crown Royal apple and ice. Stir.
  4. Garnish with an apple slice.

5. Crown Apple Sour

Use Apple Crown Royal in a whiskey sour for a tasty twist on a classic.

Crown apple sour

Ingredients

  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ¾ ounce simple syrup
  • 1½ ounces Crown Royal apple
  • Crushed ice
  • Cherry for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the lemon juice, simple syrup, and Crown Royal apple. Add the ice and shake.
  2. Strain into a rocks glass filled with crushed ice. Garnish with a cherry.

6. Crown Apple Mint Julep

Make an apple mint julep by replacing the whiskey with Crown Royal apple whisky.

Crown apple julep

Ingredients

  • 10 mint leaves
  • 1 ounce simple syrup
  • 2½ ounces Crown Royal apple
  • Finely crushed ice
  • Mint sprig for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a highball glass or julep cup, muddle the mint leaves with the syrup.
  2. Fill the cup with finely crushed ice packed in as tightly as you can.
  3. Add the Crown Royal. Stir with a barspoon until the glass or cup frosts. Add more crushed ice to the top.
  4. Garnish with the mint sprig.

7. Crown Royal Apple Manhattan

Add a twist to a Manhattan by using Crown Royal apple whisky in place of whiskey.

Crown apple Manhattan cocktail

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces Crown Royal apple
  • 1 ounce sweet vermouth
  • 2 to 3 dashes cardamom bitters
  • Ice
  • Orange twist for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a cocktail glass.
  2. In a mixing cup, combine the Crown Royal, vermouth, and bitters.
  3. Add the ice. Stir to chill.
  4. Strain into the chilled cocktail glass.
  5. Garnish with a twist of orange.

8. Portuguese Apple Cocktail

This is another twist on the classic Manhattan, this time using tawny Port in place of the vermouth.

Portuguese Apple Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces Crown Royal apple
  • 1 ounce tawny Port
  • 2 to 3 dashes cinnamon bitters
  • Ice
  • Orange twist for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a cocktail glass.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, combine the Crown Royal, the Port, and the bitters. Add the ice. Shake.
  3. Strain into the chilled cocktail glass.
  4. Squeeze the orange peel over the cocktail to add a hint of citrus oil and then drop it into the drink for garnish.

9. Sazerapple

A Sazerac is a whole new, smoother cocktail when you replace the rye whiskey in it with Crown Royal apple whisky.

Sazerapple cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 demerara sugar cube
  • 3 dashes Peychaud's bitters
  • Splash of soda water
  • 2 ounces Crown Royal apple
  • Ice
  • Splash of absinthe
  • Orange peel for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a rocks glass.
  2. In another rocks glass, add the sugar, bitters, and soda water. Allow the water to soak into the sugar cube for a minute and then muddle to dissolve the sugar.
  3. Add the Crown Royal and ice. Stir.
  4. Pour the absinthe into the chilled rocks glass. Swirl it around to coat the inside of the glass and dump out the excess absinthe.
  5. Strain the drink into the prepared glass. Garnish with an orange peel.

Crown Royal Apple Mixers

If you're wondering what to mix with Crown Royal apple and none of the above Crown Royal apple cocktail recipes sound good, some other flavors that will go well with the whisky include the following:

Apple Whisky Goodness

Crown Royal's apple whisky is a delicious, smooth-flavored Canadian whisky that goes well in many cocktails. Whether you like it neat or combined with mixers, you're sure to enjoy its tasty, smooth, sweet flavors.

Crown Royal Apple Drinks