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Washington Apple Crown Royal Apple Drink Recipe

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The Washington apple is a cocktail with a delicious sweet apple taste and a sour tangy twist of cranberry. The two marry together in this delicious drink to create a cran-apple cocktail. 

Washington Apple cocktail on a board with apples
The Washington Apple is a fun drink all year round.

This cocktail HAD to happen on the homemade Food junkie blog. We live in Washington the apple state, grow our own apples and are literally SURROUNDED by apple orchards.

We make fantastic apple cider with our neighbors every fall. Apple drinks are very popular here.

We love this apple drink and feel a special bond to it as we do all things apple. Also… Ocean Spray Cranberry juice is made in Washington.

So now you know why they mixed up the apples liqueur with cranberry juice. We love the cran apple combo!

Apple drink with apples on a board.
Washington apple is best with a slice of crisp Washington apple on the side.

I have read a tall tale or two about the history of this yummy apple drink. And…being from Washington I do not entirely disbelieve them. But! I’m not ready to set the ‘accidental fermented (rotten) apple story’ down as fact quite yet.

If YOU know the history of the Washington apple I’d love to hear it. Let’s just say once it was launched the apple found more and more devoteés until it is now a fairly popular bar drink and party shooter.

Dress the Washington apple up in a classy Martini glass as we did OR make it as a Washington Apple shot or Washington apple punch.

We have included the instructions for these variations down below in this post.

Also Try these Crown Royal Whiskey and Sour Apple Pucker recipes

Find our complete cocktail Recipe section here!

Apple Drink with apple slice garnishing
This tasty drink has beautiful crisp Gala apple color.

This sweet drink is easy to overindulge. The sugary taste is delicious and will make you thirstier.

Please drink responsibly. We suggest you drink a glass of water to satisfy your sugar and alcohol induced thirstiness. 🙂

Washington Apple Recipe:

Ingredients:

Ingredients for the Washington Apple
Just these three ingredients make this yummy adult drink.

This is a VERY easy drink to make. All three of the ingredients are in a one to one proportion so it’s simple to remember.

Ingredients notes:

  1. Use a sweetened cranberry juice or Cran-apple juice may also be used.
  2. We made this a crown royal apple drink recipe. However, If all you have on hand is unflavored crown royal that will work fine in this drink.
  3. The Sour apple pucker (Or any apple schnapps) is the key to the apple flavor in this recipe. It blends beautifully with the cranberry juice and Canadian whiskey.

The Process:

Here is a visual walkthrough of this cocktail recipe. Please also watch our video demonstration and red the printable recipe card for further information on how to make this delicious crown apple drink.

Washington Apple Punch:

This is a great recipe to turn into a punch for your party guests. Here’s How:

  1. In a large punch bowl add the ingredients.
  2. multiply the drink ingredients by the number of servings you wish to make.
  3. To dilute the alcohol in this punch and have a delicious party drink add ice and Top the punch off with your favorite clear soda or cranberry juice.
The Washington Appletini-pin image
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The Washington Appletini-pin image
Here’s how to make a gorgeous red appletini. We are showcasing our delicious Washington Gala apple in this cocktail recipe. #appletini #washgintonapple #red #recipe #cocktail #martini #apple

Washington Apple Shot:

Serving shots to a small group is a great way to make this cocktail.

  • This apple cocktail is easily served in a 2 oz. shot glass.
  • Just cut the recipe amount in half for each shot.
  • make the recipe as directed.
  • Top your shot with the cranberry juice or a clear soda if desired.
Garnished Washington Apple Drink with apples on a wooden board.
Yield: 1 cocktail

The Washington Apple Drink

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

The Washington apple is a cocktail with a delicious sweet apple taste and a sour tangy twist of cranberry. The two marry together in this delicious drink to create a cran-apple cocktail. 

Ingredients

  • 1 oz crown royal Apple
  • 1 oz sour apple pucker
  • 1 oz cranberry juice

Instructions

Cocktail Instructions:

Set your glass in the fridge to chill ahead

Add ice to your cocktail shaker

Pour in the measured apple pucker, whisky and cranberry juice.

Shake at least 30 seconds until the chaker is very cold.

Pour your Washington apple drink into your chilled glass

Garnish:

Set one slice of juicy crisp apple in the side of your glass.

Notes

For garnish:

1 Apple slice

Washington Apple Punch:

  1. In a large punch bowl add the ingredients with ice.
  2. multiply the drink ingredients by the number of servings you wish to make.
  3. To dilute your alcohol in this punch and have a delicious party drink Top the punch off with your favorite clear soda or cranberry juice.

Washington Apple Shot:

This apple cocktail is easily served in a shot glass.

  1. Cut the recipe amount in half for each shot
  2. Make as directed.
  3. Fill the shot glass to the top with the cranberry juice or a clear soda as desired.
  4. Great for small groups!

Nutrition Information

Yield

1

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 223Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 5mgCarbohydrates 35gFiber 4gSugar 28gProtein 1g

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Susie

Tuesday 18th of August 2020

As a bartender, we called this a "Washington Red Apple" as there's also a Wa Green Apple. And you can direct pour the Crown, Pucker and Cran juice directly into shot glasses. Just an FYI.

Diane

Tuesday 18th of August 2020

Hi Susie, Thanks for stopping by with your expertise. Tips like this are always very much appreciated. Have a great day. :)

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