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Caramel & Whisky Apple Cocktail


I'm getting really, really excited for St. Patrick's day. It's actually up there for me with Halloween and New Year's in terms of holidays that I dislike. But for some reason, the idea of being around our friends in Akron the day before actual St. Patty's day seems like a winner. Plus, I wanna wear green. I wanted to make something green and Irish-y, and I just happened to have a caramel flavored whisky a friend gave us for Christmas (that I am going to pretend is Irish and not Canadian!) and sour apple pucker! This one is a good one, but really sweet! It's a take on an appletini, minus the vodka.




What You'll Need
1 Part Black Velvet Toasted Caramel Whiskey
1 Part Sour Apple Schnapps
Ice
1/2 Part Rock Candy Syrup (Recipe Follows or Buy Here)

To make rock candy syrup, in a small saucepan, mix together 1 Cup Water and 2 1/2 Cups Sugar. Over medium heat, simmer for 5 minutes until completely dissolved. Let cool and store in a container for use later.


Fill a cocktail shaker with 2/3rds ice cubes and 1/2 part rock candy syrup.


Pour the ingredients over the ice in the order listed. Close the shaker and shake vigoursly for 30 seconds.


Strain into a highball glass. Serve with an apple slice & caramel for garnish!

24 comments:

  1. this looks so good! :) i love the caramel apple flavor combo.
    xoamy
    www.cupcakesncouture.com

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  2. Sounds yummy. I'm not much of a drinker at all...but I would give this one a try.

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  3. I wish I was able to drink alcohol and try all these amazing drinks you always show us. Unfortunatelly, my meds are too strong :(
    http://coeursdefoxes.blogspot.com/

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  4. yum yum! I think that I want to try my hand at this sometime!

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  5. YUM! This looks amazing. I've never heard of that whiskey before, but I'm definitely a whiskey gal so I'll be on the lookout for that ;)

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  6. Yes please! This sounds amazing! I wonder if there's something neutral to add that would lessen the sweetness, but either way I want this in my belly right now. I saw a cool looking recipe on the beautiful mess blog the other day for a cucumber margarita! The rim was dipped in honey and then salt, which sounded yummy to me, you should check it out :)
    Have a great day!
    xo Hannah

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  7. Those straws are perfect! I need to get those for St. Patty's :)

    ♥ Naomi {Starry Eyes + Coffee Cups}

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  8. i like sweet drinks, so thanks for posting this. it's a really cute drink! we have a st. patty's day parade here. not sure if i'm going, but it's fun.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  9. Oh my gosh, this looks so yummy! The caramel is the best part!

    xo

    Ashley

    Southern (California) Belle

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  10. Fun straws always makes a drink more fun, I think! :D

    Abi
    http://thebelatedbloomer.blogspot.com
    twitter and instagram: @BelatedBloomer

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  11. I would have never thought to put rock candy syrup in a cocktail. That's awesome!

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  12. I'm tempted to drink this simply due to the awesome color. Oh, and the shamrock swirly straw!

    Mili from call me, Maeby

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  13. This sounds tasty! Very sweet, but very tasty! I love the little caramel on the edge of the glass. Such a great touch.

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  14. I need to try this, it looks good, I like Whisky!

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  15. Sounds delicious! And love the caramel garnish!! I love green drinks - midori sour is my favorite cocktail! :)

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  16. I'm usually not a whisky person but this needs trying me thinks!

    Have a great day,
    -Kati

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  17. I feel like picking up that caramel cube and pop it into my mouth right now. It looks yummy!!! =D

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  18. Such fun straws! This is not a drink I've heard of. I love how poisonous it looks :)

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  19. Send some to this Irish girl! :) Please and thank you..Canadian/Irish whatevs, don't matter to me ; )

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  20. Mmm this sounds super tasty! Love the straws too!

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