I know that Apples are usually a fruit that makes you think of fall. I know that its not fall. And I don’t want it to be.
However, I do want this Caramel Apple Martini. Right now. Damn are these good!
We don’t really drink these very often. They are pretty sweet so Debbie and I can usually only have one of these and then move on to something else. Or maybe two. I happily had two the other night ;)
Apple is one of my favorite flavors and these taste just like a fresh juicy apple. Sweet, but with a hint of sour.
Caramel and Apple is such a great flavor combination. One of my favorite guilty treats is to melt a few kraft caramel squares with a tiny bit of coconut milk to make a sauce and then dip crisp apples in it…. YUM!
I think that usually these only have the butterscotch ripple and apple sourpuss in them, but we added a little bit of vodka to this recipe and it tastes great. I think it makes it a little less sweet.
One of my best friends in the world, Jenn, is here from Africa (for one more week :( ) and I am driving up to Cashe Creek to see her and some other very special people. We are gathering at Jenn’s moms and Ernies place this weekend (last time we went up there, Ernie took us to pick wild asparagus that we used to make our Wild Asparagus Tart) for a Celebration of Ernies life.
At the beginning of this year Ernie was diagnosed with cancer which came a disturbing shock to all that know and love him. He has decided that for his birthday this year, he wanted to have his Celebration of Life now, while he can still enjoy all his friends and family. Its such a great idea, but bittersweet at the same time. Its hard not to feel emotional about something so big, even though its meant to be a party/celebration.
I am going to look on the positive side this weekend. Its going to be so great to see everyone and spend some time with Ernie. I am going to make these martinis. Hopefully these sweet little drinks will help take the edge off the bitter side of things :)
- 1 oz Butterscotch Ripple
- 1.5 oz Apple Sourpuss
- 1 oz Vodka
- 3 -4 oz White Grape Juice
- Apple slice and Caramel drizzle for garnish
- Add some ice to a martini shaker.
- Add the butterscotch ripple, soupuss, vodka, and grape juice to the martini shaker. Give it a good shake!
- Pour into a chilled martini glass and top with an apple slice.
- Drizzle some caramel over the apple slice to make it look pretty if desired.
- Sip and enjoy!