#DOTW: Washington Apple

In my years and years of bartending in NYC, I have a long list of requested cocktails and cocktail recipes. Of course the most requested ones are simple like gin and tonic, rum and coke and the likes. But then there are cocktails that are more specific, and take a couple of more ingredients. The most requested cocktail in that sense is probably the Long Island Iced Tea, even though I don’t really get it. It doesn’t taste good, has way too many ingredients that don’t compliment each other, and it just really gets you drunk for the least amount of money possible. So. Scratch that one. But then there’s the Washington Apple. Lots of people ask how to make that one, because it’s delicious, really tastes like an apple, and is super fun. It’s totally easy to make, it uses three ingredients, and anyone can make it!

What you’ll need:

Add ice to a cocktail shaker. Add all ingredients and shake well. Strain into a Martini glass. Drop in a thin slice of apple, or garnish with an apple peel.


Author: Gotham Foodie

Hello there, fellow foodies! My name is Erica, I was born and raised in Germany, and moved to the US, New York City to be exact, in July of 1987. I have worked most of my time here in the Big Apple as a bartender, but my true love is food. I cook just about every day, I search for good food everywhere, and pretty much always find it. I don't consider myself a food critic, I don't have the culinary background for that kind of expertise. I do however know good food, good chefs and good restaurants. I report back about my culinary adventures, and I choose to leave out my unsatisfactory experiences. We have enough negativity in our daily lives, I don't want to add to that. All the recipes in my FROM MY KITCHEN and DOTW blogs are cooked and prepared by me. All pictures are taken by me. I don't always eat everything you see in my pictures, but you bet your buns, I do try everything. Last but not least, you should know that I am a huge Top Chef fan. I have never missed an episode of the Bravo TV show. I have at this point visited almost 20 restaurants run by Top Chef contestants, and I'm continuously impressed by their skill, drive and passion. So I will continue to seek them out, and I hope you join me in my journey!

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