#DOTW: Jolly Rancher

After bartending for years, I know which cocktails are tops amongst favorites, and when it comes to fruity drinks, the Jolly Rancher is forever crowning the list. There is no one recipe, just like there is no one Jolly Rancher flavor, but this has always been my favorite. It’s the apple flavored kind, an even though it should probably be green, it tastes just like and Apple Jolly Rancher, maybe a little bit less sweet. You can make shots out of the same ingredients, but I personally prefer a good old cocktail. With the warm weather being in full swing, and the Memorial Day weekend coming up, this is an ideal way to celebrate the sunshine in the weekends coming up. I know I’ll have a few!

What you’ll need:

  • 1 1/2 oz Smirnoff Apple Vodka
  • 1 1/2 oz Peach Schnapps
  • 3 oz Cranberry Juice
  • lemon, orange, peach or apple wedges

Easy breezy: Add All ingredients over ice in a highball glass. Add your preferred garnish, and enjoy!


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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