So we love getting together with friends and family during the holidays at various parties and events, and somehow we always get elected or we volunteer to bring the cocktails, hmm, we wonder why? These Caramel Green Apple Cocktails will fulfill a lot of requests for a unique drink during this season!
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We have some family members that like sour flavors and anything green apple, so we were excited to try playing with this fun flavor from Smirnoff Ice. When Smirnoff Ice contacted us to make two cocktails and two food items with their products, we came up with these recipes, the Holiday Berry Sparkler, Citrus Asian Chicken Wings and Mini Berry Bites, we knew we would have some fun making them! After all, experimenting in the kitchen and behind the bar is one of our favorite things to do!
We knew we wanted a fun cocktail that would definitely use the green color of the Green Apple Smirnoff Ice, so we played around with a lot of combinations and ingredients. Green Apple was a bit of a challenge, as it is a very distinctive sour note required some careful blending! We even tried rainbow sherbet and the Smirnoff Ice Green Apple, as a float (Which by the way, is really good, too, just saying!) We knew we had a winner though when we combined Smirnoff Kissed Caramel Vodka with the Smirnoff Ice Green Apple and the fall and winter flavors just jumped out and almost hollered “holiday drink!”
This Caramel Green Apple Cocktail is a nice fall and winter drink, with warming spices and sweet caramel setting a nice sweet festive base. The caramel vodka and ginger simple syrup balance out the tartness of the Smirnoff Ice Green Apple, and right away we knew we had a liquid version of a caramel covered green apple! The green apple, caramel and ginger play well off of each other, making that perfect combination of sweet and tart. We always promote responsible drinking, so with this cocktail being mostly all alcohol and being fairly sweet, you might limit yourself to just one as it might sneak up on you!
We can’t wait to share this recipe with our family and friends at our next get holiday get together! With the holidays creeping up on us quickly, I am sure they will be chomping at the bit to give this drink a try! We hope you all try this one, and share at your upcoming events, too!
- 1 oz caramel vodka
- .50 oz ginger simple syrup
- 1.50 oz green apple Smirnoff Ice
- Combine caramel vodka and ginger liqueur in a shaker with ice.
- Strain into a coupe, add in green apple Smirnoff Ice.
- Garnish with candied ginger if preferred.