Make the Most of National Apple Month with These 4 Apple Cocktails!

Estimated Reading Time: 6 minutes

Introduction

October is National Apple Month and we're celebrating with 4 delicious apple cocktails! Whether you're looking for something sweet, savory, or a little bit of both, we've got you covered. Plus, what's not to love about drinking cocktails made with apples? Check out our recipes below and get ready to party like it's October!

This History Of National Apple Month

National Apple Month is celebrated each year in the month of October. This event was created in 1904 to promote the apple industry and to highlight the many different types of apples that are available in the United States such as Red, Granny Smith, Gala, and Green Apples. Apples are one of the most popular fruits in the world, and they come in a wide variety of colors, flavors, and sizes.

During National Apple Month, many apple growers host events and offer discounts on their products. This is a great time to stock up on apples for the winter months. In addition to being delicious, apples are also nutritious and packed with vitamins and minerals. So, no matter if you enjoy them fresh, cooked, baked, or in a cocktail make sure to celebrate National Apple Month by indulging in this versatile fruit.

Apple Business

How To Make The Apple Business Recipe

Tip: Use the Barsys Coaster for an elevated cocktail-making experience!

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz Gin
  • 1 oz Apple Juice
  • 0.5 oz Fresh Lime Juice
  • 0.5 oz Honey

Glass:

Rocks Glass

Garnish:

Apple Slice(s)

Instructions:

Preparation time without the Barsys Coaster 3 - 5 minutes

  1. In a cocktail shaker with ice, add in the Gin, Apple Juice, Fresh Lime Juice, and Honey.
  2. Stir well and strain into a Rocks Glass.
  3. Garnish with Apple Slice(s) and serve.

Appletini

How To Make The Appletini Recipe

Tip: Use the Barsys Coaster for an elevated cocktail-making experience!

Ingredients:

  • 1.25 oz Vodka
  • 1 oz Apple Brandy Calvados
  • 1.25 oz Apple Juice
  • 0.25 oz Lemon Juice
  • 0.25 oz Simple Syrup

Glass:

Cocktail Glass

Garnish:

Apple Slices, Brandied Cherry

Instructions:

Preparation time without the Barsys Coaster: 2 - 5 minutes

  1. In a cocktail shaker with ice, pour in the Vodka, Apple Brandy Calvados, Apple Juice, Lemon Juice, and Simple Syrup.
  2. Stir well and strain into a Cocktail Glass.
  3. Garnish with Apple Slices and a Brandied Cherry and serve.

Forbidden Fruit

How To Make The Forbidden Fruit Recipe

Tip: Use the Barsys Coaster for an elevated cocktail-making experience!

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz Gin Based Liqueur
  • 1.5 oz Apple Brandy
  • 3 oz Ginger Beer
  • 0.5 oz Lemon Juice
  • 0.25 oz Simple Syrup

Glass:

Cocktail Glass

Garnish:

Angostura Bitters, Peychaud's Bitters

Instructions:

Preparation time without the Barsys Coaster 3 - 5 minutes

  1. In a cocktail shaker with ice, add in the Gin Based Liqueur, Apple Brandy, Ginger Beer, Lemon Juice, and Simple Syrup.
  2. Stir well and strain into a Cocktail Glass.
  3. Garnish with Angostura Bitters and Peychaud's Bitters and serve.

Washington Apple Shot

Check out our Washington Apple Shot blog!

How To Make The Washington Apple Shot Recipe

Tip: Use the Barsys Coaster for an elevated cocktail-making experience!

Ingredients:

  • 0.75 oz Canadian Whisky
  • 0.75 oz Sour Apple Schnapps
  • 0.75 oz Cranberry Juice
  • 0.25 oz Club Soda

Glass:

Cocktail Glass

Instructions:

Preparation time without the Barsys Coaster: 3 - 5 minutes

  1. In a cocktail shaker with ice, pour in Canadian Whisky, Sour Apple Schnapps, and Cranberry Juice.
  2. Shake well and strain into a Cocktail Glass.
  3. Add in the Club Soda, gently stir, and serve.

Tips On How To Make The Best Apple Cocktail

  • Try out fun garnishes such as a cinnamon stick, a thin apple slice, and diced apples.
  • Rim the glass with white or brown sugar.
  • To balance out the tart apple flavor, add apple cider or maple syrup to your cocktail.
  • If your cocktail is too sweet, add a in bit of fresh lemon juice.

Recommended Apple Types To Use In Your Apple Cocktails

Some of the most popular apples in the United States are Gala, McIntosh, Granny Smith, Fuji, and Red Delicious. We have provided a flavor profile of each to decide which is the best for your cocktail.

Gala

Gala apples are sweet and crisp, with a light hint of spice, and are typically a light pinkish-orange color.

McIntosh

McIntosh apples are tart and tangy, with a creamy texture, and tend to be a red and green color.

Granny Smith

Granny Smith apples are sour, acidic, and known for their bright green skin.

Fuji

Fuji apples are sweet and slightly floral. They can vary in color from yellow to pinkish-red.

Red Delicious

Red Delicious apples are known for their signature sweetness and their deep crimson color./p>

So next time you're at the store, be sure to pick up a few of each type of apple and see for yourself which one is your favorite!

Recommended Gin Brands

  • Hendrick's Gin is distilled in Scotland and uses 11 botanicals, including juniper, cucumber, and rose petals. The result is a light and refreshing gin with a subtle floral flavor.
  • Tanqueray No. Ten is an English gin that is distilled four times and uses ten botanicals, including grapefruit, lime, and chamomile. The result is a crisp and clean gin with a bright citrus flavor.
  • Bombay Sapphire is another English gin that is distilled using ten botanicals, including almond, licorice, and coriander. The result is a smooth and aromatic gin with a complex flavor profile.

Recommended Vodka Brands

  • Grey Goose is a top-shelf vodka marketed as "the world's best tasting vodka" and it definitely delivers. It's smooth, clean, and has a slightly sweet flavor that makes it perfect for sipping neat or enjoying in a cocktail.
  • Belvedere is another high-end option, Belvedere is known for its luxurious packaging and refined flavor. It's made with Polish rye and distilled four times for a crisp, clean taste.
  • Ketel One is a Dutch vodka that is beloved by bartenders and casual drinkers alike for its mixability and smooth flavor. It's made with wheat and distilled in small batches using traditional pot stills.

Recommended Apple Brandy Brands

  • Clear Creek is a family-owned distillery that has been making apple brandy since 1985. The Clear Creek 8 Year Old Apple Brandy is made from a blend of heirloom apples, including Cox's Orange Pippin, Winesap, and Braeburn. The brandy is aged in French oak barrels for eight years, resulting in a smooth, well-rounded flavor.
  • Copper & Kings Floodwall is another excellent choice for apple brandy lovers. The brandy is made from heirloom apples grown in Kentucky and then aged in American oak bourbon barrels. The result is a fruity, aromatic brandy with hints of vanilla and caramel.
  • E & J's apple brandy is made from a blend of apples grown in California's Central Valley. The brandy is then aged in American oak barrels for two years. The resulting brandy is smooth and mellow, with flavors of ripe apples and spice.

Conclusion

So, there you have it! We hope you've enjoyed learning about all things apples. From discovering tasty apple cocktails to learning about the history of this national celebration, we've covered a lot of ground. National Apple Month is the perfect time to appreciate this versatile and delicious fruit. So make the most of this month and enjoy some apple cocktails!

For even more apple cocktails check out our last years blog!

Cheers,

Team Barsys