Apple Cin



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Although apple drinks abound during the fall season, the fruity mix of pomegranate, lemon and orange liquor in the Apple Cin make it a great spring time drink for those with a bit of a sweet tooth. Created by Mixologist Jose Torella at the Barclay Bar at the InternContinental New York Barclay, the drink was influenced by “the Big Apple… colors of a Hudson River sunset, [and] the fresh flavors and varieties of New York state apples.” For Torella, Van Gogh’s Appel Vodka perfectly reflects all of these sentiments. Although the glass preparation calls for a bit more expertise, it’s nothing that couldn’t be done at home.


  • 2 ounce Van Gogh Wild Appel Vodka
  • 1 ounce fresh apple juice
  • 1/2 ounce Grand Marnier
  • 1/2 ounce Simple Sugar
  • 1/2 ounce Fresh squeezed lemon
  • Splash of pomegranate juice


Step 1:

  • Mix clear gelatin with water according to directions on box (for an extra kick, infuse the gelatin with Van Gogh Wild Appel Vodka the night before).

Step 2:

  • Place cranberry in bottom of Martini Glass

Step 3:

  • Rim Martini glass with cinnamon and sugar mixture.

Step 4:

  • Chill – should sit overnight to ensure everything has time to gel completely.

Step 1:

  • Shake all ingredients but the pomegranate juice and pour into prepared glass.

Step 2:

  • Pour pomegranate juice slowly down the side of the cocktail glass, let settle.

Step 3:

  • Garnish with apple slice and serve.