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Washington Apple Shot

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Celebrate the Season with a Delicious Washington Apple Shot!

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The holidays are a time for celebrating with friends and family. And what better way to celebrate than with a delicious Washington Apple Shot? This festive drink is made with just four simple ingredients and is sure to get you into the holiday spirit.
Regardless if you're hosting a holiday party or just looking to enjoy a festive drink, the cocktail is the perfect choice. So grab your friends and raise a glass to a happy holiday season!

The History of the Washington Apple Shot

The exact origin of the cocktail is unknown, but is it assumed to have been created in the United States, more specifically in Washington state during the 1980s.

When is it best to serve the Washington Apple Shot

This cocktail is perfect for a Halloween party, Thanksgiving feast, or fall gathering with friends and family. This drink is the best for fall because the sour apple schnapps and cranberry juice adds a tart apple flavor, the Canadian Whisky gives it a smooth and sweet taste, and the soda water adds a bubbly component.

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How to Make the Washington Apple Shot

Washington Apple Shot Recipe


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


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Preparation time without the Barsys Coaster: 3 - 5 minutes
  1. In a cocktail shaker with ice, add Canadian Whisky, Sour Apple Schnapps, Cranberry Juice, and Club Soda.
  2. Stir, strain, and serve in a cocktail glass.

Tips on how to make the best Washington Apple Shot

Use the Barsys coaster for an elevated cocktail-making experience!
  • Increase the ratio of ingredients to make a large batch!
  • Garnish with an apple slice or a cranberry.
  • Serve over ice to keep the cocktail cool.
  • Add a cinnamon stick to really bring out the flavor of fall.
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Recommended Canadian Whisky Brands

  • Crown Royal
  • Confederation Oak
  • Caribou Crossing

Recommended Sour Apple Schnapps Options

  • DeKuyper
  • Mr. Stacks
  • Doc Well's

Recommended Cranberry Juice Options

  • Ocean Spray 
  • R.W. Knudsen
  • Lakewood Organic

Recommended Club Soda Options

  • La Croix
  • Schweppes
  • Seagrams
  • Canada Dry

What Foods pair well with the Washington Apple Shot?


  • Apple Pie
  • Sautéed Apples
  • Apple Crisp
  • Caramel Apples


  • Roasted Pork with Apples
  • Chicken and Apple Salad
  • Apple and Cheddar Grilled Cheese Sandwich


A tasty salty and sweet option is to create a charcuterie board with various meats, cheeses, jams, nuts, seeds, berries, and crackers.

Charcuterie board with meats, cheeses, fruits, nuts, olives, crackers
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In Conclusion

The Washington Apple Shot is the perfect holiday cocktail because it is both delicious and easy to make. So whether you are looking for a festive drink to serve at your holiday party or just want to enjoy a tasty treat, this shot is sure to please.
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