Apple martinis have been a mainstay for quite some time. The growing nightlife and evening happy hour is having a tremendous effect on the way bartenders make drinks. Now, these bartenders are starting to be called so called mixologists that are proficient in mixing different drinks together. The apple martini is no different than a bunch of different mixes and drink names available.
The apple martini has always been a popular cocktail containing vodka, apple juice, apple cider with a sweet and sour mix. Although, it’s a very sweet and refreshing drink, it has the tendency to creep up on people. Some different mixes include the Washington Apple Martini. It’s filled with ice, uses a martini glass, Crown Royal whiskey, an apple mix as well as some cranberry juice. This is a really nice drink to make and it’s best served on chill and shaken not stirred.
Another specialty drink is the Smirnoff Apple Martini. More liquors nowadays have different flavors to add a certain sweet taste, and the Smirnoff has an Apple liquor that provides a kick to your drink. Simply take 1 1/4 ounces of the Smirnoff Green Apple Vodka, 1/4 apple schnapps, a splash of sour mix, and a slice of green apple. This is very popular drink that you’ll see in the clubs, bars, and lounges. The focus is more so on liquor mixes than the actual adding of apple juice or apple cider.
Apple martinis are widely popular even on small screen and big screen. For the widely popular series “Scrubs”, it’s a favorite drink of character Dr. John “J.D.” Dorian. More recently with the movie “Social Network” loosely based on the making of popular social network, Facebook, there was a scene that involved apple martinis. Before the movie, the actual creator of Facebook did not even so much as drink an apple martini. However, after the premier, he not only drank it but made it part of the Facebook logo. These types of messages add a certain young and modern vibe to the rather middle aged drink. As more mixes come about, the apple martini will continue to have a stay in worldwide popular culture.