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Apple Bobber

Posted in Booze News and Events, What I'm Mixing with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 21, 2013 by cocktailvultures

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If you’ve been wondering how to work the delicious, fresh apple cider available this time of the year into your cocktail strategy, without serving up a cup of sticky sweetness more suitable for a children’s party, the Cocktail Vultures have figured it out for you. We’ve been toying with the bounty of our beautiful Hudson Valley for awhile now, using both refrigerated fresh cider from local markets, and the even-better liquid Autumn being squeezed in our very own cider press. Here’s the result of our (hic!) labor, and don’t be surprised when your happy guests start asking for another Babble Popper, or Papple Bopper, or…

To a shaker filled with ice, add:

1 ounce caramel vodka
1.5 ounces Amaretto
2.5 ounces of fresh apple cider
1/2 ounce freshly-squeezed lemon juice

Now shake that vigorously for a good 20 seconds. The density of the fruit juice needs to break up in the drink and completely emulsify with the liquors. When shaking is complete, strain the result into a rocks glass filled with fresh ice cubes. Dust with cinnamon. Add a cocktail straw and a twist of lemon. Dapple Doppers to you, too!

Salted Caramel Martini ala The Cocktail Vultures

Posted in Booze News and Events, Classic Cocktails, What I'm Mixing with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 7, 2012 by cocktailvultures

Salted Caramel Martini
a la The Cocktail Vultures

There are a lot of recipes out there for Salted Caramel cocktails, as even foodies and TV chefs try to follow this culinary trend into the realm of adult beverages.

As our readers can easily discern, the Cocktail Vultures have no problem with over-complicating a thing when the results are delicious and the process is fun.

But in the case of our Salted Caramel Martini, we definitely feel that Less is More. A sprinkle of this, a hint of that, and a good product becomes a great cocktail.

To a shaker filled with ice, add:

1.5 ounces caramel vodka
(We recommend Van Gogh Dutch Caramel Vodka)
.5 ounce vanilla vodka

Shake vigorously. Run a fresh piece of lemon peel around the rim of a chilled cocktail glass, then sprinkle the glass lightly with some Kosher salt (fine or coarse).

Strain the cocktail into the glass, and float that peel on top.

Enjoy before dinner or after, with dessert or without.

Always drink responsibly; always drink well.