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Apple Limoncello Cranberry Cocktail Recipe

Happy Hour: The Apple Cocktail

Ever since I spotted this cocktail in Market-Fresh Mixology, I've been dying to try it. With my renewed focus on fresh fruits and vegetables, the weekend was the perfect time to give The Apple Cocktail a shot.

The key is to find a large fruit that sits evenly so it makes for a well-balanced cup. The cozy combination of apple, cinnamon, and lemon means you'll be done with the drink in no time — and the beverage's rustic presentation would make it the perfect après-ski libation. Charm your drinking buddies with this recipe when you read more.

The Apple Cocktail

The Apple Cocktail

Fast & Easy Recipe For Apple Cocktail in an Apple


1 whole apple, ideally one with a flatter bottom
1 lemon wedge
1 apple wedge, cut in half
1 ounce unsweetened apple juice
1 ounce limoncello
1/2 ounce vanilla vodka
Splash cranberry juice
1 cinnamon stick, for garnish
Short clear straw


  1. Core the apple to about the halfway point. Be certain not to cut through the bottom. Use the lemon wedge to squeeze a small amount of lemon juice on inside of cored apple. Set aside.
  2. In mixing glass, muddle apple wedge and unsweetened apple juice. Add limoncello, vanilla vodka, and cranberry juice. Shake well. Strain into cored apple and serve with a small straw.
  3. Garnish with a cinnamon stick.

Makes 1 drink.

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fred-groth fred-groth 6 years
Great combo of ingredients and presentation. I'm going to try it with fresh Limoncello di Sonoma
PinkNC PinkNC 6 years
Looks and sounds yummy :)
PinkNC PinkNC 6 years
Looks and sounds yummy :)
courtneyd courtneyd 6 years
courtneyd courtneyd 6 years
AmberHoney AmberHoney 6 years
Good to know Yum and I would if I was at courtneyd's cause I could cut it up. I guess I should of explained better cause I am gonna make this, I have some fuji's calling my name. And it is so eco friendly!
courtneyd courtneyd 6 years
I wouldn't be able to eat the apple unless it was sliced up with a knife afterward (which, if I were in my own house or a close friend's, I could do). But, I love the presentation!
nancita nancita 6 years
I agree, YumSugar. It's not like it's a giant bread bowl you couldn't possibly eat. It's a yummy apple, with booze on it!
Food Food 6 years
Why wouldn't you eat the apple, Amberhoney? I did and it was delicious! That's the best part of it — it does double duty as a heartwarming drink and a healthy snack. :-)
AmberHoney AmberHoney 6 years
I love this, but I take issue with wasting food. Unless, of course, you're gonna eat the apple after your drink is gone; and I would not. I also despise people gluing asparagus to containers then putting flowers in it. It just drives me nuts - I wish it didn't!
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