This Thursday is Thanksgiving here in the United States, and I figured for Transport Your Taste Buds, I would give my non-American readers a taste of the holidays. Since Thanksgiving is a very involved holiday, with people taking weeks ahead to prepare, I’ve decided to take a recipe from my Thanksgiving and bring it your way, in the form of a cocktail – apple pie martinis.
For as long as I can remember, my Mother has been a party planner. She loves cooking, entertaining, and most importantly creating a signature cocktail for each party and holiday. My realization of this grew as I became of age, and part of helping her plan the most important party dish. Together we’d research and create different versions of cocktails we liked until we found the perfect one.
This year was no different, she created her concoction, and of course, I was by her side to give her my opinion. She even put the martinis in mason jars to give them a more Thanksgiving feel. What can I say, the woman is adorable.
Not only was the drink pretty, it was so delicious that I’ve decided to share the recipe with you all, and a few days early so that you can make sure you have the ingredients for Thursday. It can be your family’s signature cocktail as well.
Apple Pie Martinis
1/2 cup of cider
1/4 cup of butterscotch schnapps
1/4 cup of vanilla vodka
Graham cracker crumbs
Star anise to garnish
1. Mix graham cracker crumbs with cinnamon sugar.
2. Dip rims of glasses in cider and then dip in graham cracker mixture to decorate the rim.
3. Pour cider, butterscotch schnapps, and vanilla vodka into a shaker with ice and shake.
4. Strain drink into glass.
5. Garish with star anise.
Recipe makes approximately two drinks.
To all of you who will be celebrating Thanksgiving on Thursday, I promise that this will be a welcome addition at any table this holiday, and even if you aren’t celebrating, you can still pour yourself a glass, or two. You can consider it your taste of America and our little holiday of gratitude. Cheers!