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Apple Cocktails

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Apples have long been a favorite cocktail flavor. Whether it is hot apple cider, chilled apple juice or one of the tasty apple brandies, the flavor of the apple makes a great foundation for many mixed drinks. You will find that apple mixes well with a variety of flavors from the obvious cinnamon and caramel to the not-so-obvious mango and rosemary (find more flavor suggestions).

Apple, Apple Juice and Apple Cider Cocktails:
These drinks include apples in some of the purest and most popular forms. Apple slices and apple juice give drinks a nice and pure apple flavor. When you are buying apple juice look for a bottle with the fewest additives for the truest flavor or, better yet, go with an organic apple juice as these typically have no extra ingredients.

Apple cider is a favorite for a number of hot cocktails, which are perfect for those chilly days of autumn when apples are in season.

The apple ingredient is indicated for each recipe. Those with no notation use the fresh fruit.

Apple Spirit Cocktails:
Apple flavored distilled spirits are nothing new. Apple brandy and apple whiskey are classic cocktail ingredients which you will find scattered throughout many of the first bartending guides. Today, we also have apple infused rums and vodkas to play with and a few of these cocktails use those. Apples are also perfect for homemade infusions (ie. Apple-Pear Gin) so you can use the fruit to experiment with your own apple-flavored spirits.

Another modern convenience are the myriad of often sour apple liqueurs and schnapps and while not typically the highest quality spirits available, they are just that, convenient.

This collection of cocktail recipes is an ongoing project and is updated regularly.

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