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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
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!


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

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

  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 :(

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

  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 ;)

  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

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

    ♥ Naomi {Starry Eyes + Coffee Cups}

  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.

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



    Southern (California) Belle

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

    twitter and instagram: @BelatedBloomer

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

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

    Mili from call me, Maeby

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

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

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

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

    Have a great day,

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

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

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

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


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