I’m squeezing the last bit of fun out of fall before everything is peppermint-flavored and Santa-bedecked, so today I thought we’d try an autumn cocktail. This one’s called a candy apple cocktail, and it looks pretty easy:
Ingredients? Well, I can approximate them anyway. I had some brandy, which is close to cognac, I think. And I also had sour apple schnapps, which has got to be pretty similar to apple liqueur, right? (I do not drink sour apple schnapps, ever, just so you don’t get the wrong idea. That vile stuff is reserved for the anonymous member of my household who doesn’t mind the occasional appletini. Blergh.)
Anyway, I mixed according to the recipe, and ended up with this:
In my world, that is not a drink. That is a third of a drink. But I gave it a sip to try it before I gave up completely, and lo, it was pretty damn good. Even the sour apple schnapps didn’t completely ruin it.
So I made some more. Of course, when you triple this recipe, you end up with 4 1/2 ounces of brandy and 1 1/2 ounces of sour apple schnapps, for a grand total of 6 ounces of hard liquor. And that’s a lot of ounces.
So pretty much the rest of the night was spent alternately posing questions like, “Who am I, really?” (I’m an existential drunk.) and passing out on the couch. All in all, an excellent way to spend a crisp fall evening.