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
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).
Place cranberry in bottom of Martini Glass
Rim Martini glass with cinnamon and sugar mixture.
Chill – should sit overnight to ensure everything has time to gel completely.
Shake all ingredients but the pomegranate juice and pour into prepared glass.
Pour pomegranate juice slowly down the side of the cocktail glass, let settle.
Garnish with apple slice and serve.