Red Appletini (Crown Royal Apple Martini)

"A non-girly apple martini! The Crown Royal makes this really smooth so if you must substitute, be sure to use another premium whisky."
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Ready In:


  • 2 ounces Crown Royal whiskey
  • 2 ounces sour apple liqueur (Schnapps)
  • 2 ounces cranberry juice, to taste
  • ice
  • 1 slice apple (to garnish) (optional)


  • Place everything in a cocktail shaker.
  • Shake to mix.
  • Strain into a martini glass.

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  1. gailanng
    Now tell me? How did a drink mysteriously find its way into my hand?
  2. Three Kids Make Me
    Very nice! Decided I wanted something today aside from my usual Cap'n and Dew (hey, it's good, honest!) and I found this. It's very tasty as written, and nearly as good with double the cranberry juice. I'd be on the floor passed out after three of these if I didn't add more lol. Thanks Vino Girl!
  3. karmakitchen gal
    Only the girls liked this one! Too sweet for ost of the guys. Changed the amounts, though, to 12 servings, put it in a pitcher, and chilled.
  4. HisPixie
    I've had these when I've been out and wanted to duplicate them. This was perfect. Thank you!
  5. SweetChef
    The bar near my house calls this one a "Washington Red Apple" and it is served as a shooter, not a martini. Either way, though, it's the same ingredients in the same proportions - and it tastes great. I prefer mine shaken with lots of ice to make it really cold, and served on the rocks in a small glass. Yum.


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