Applepicker (cocktail) Recipe

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Invented over the weekend by my friend Eddy. We had gone apple-picking in Peabody Mass, just outside of Boston, and came home with a peck of beautiful fresh fruit.

Since neither of us bakes (pies), the question arose: What should we do with them?

Eddy disappeared into the kitchen for a while. We heard the whirring of a juicer, and then he emerged carrying martini glasses full of beautiful turbid nectar smelling strongly of the orchards...

I know I will be drinking this cocktail every fall for the rest of my life.

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Servings: 3


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  • apples, the green-gold-skinned tart kind - 2
  • Courvoisier or other cognac
  • vanilla-flavored soda water
  • bitters


  1. Refrigerate the apples until they're cold.
  2. Juice the apples. We used one of those rotating-rasp juicers that centrifugally separates the juice and the fruit pulp.
  3. Add 1.5 oz (the big jigger) of juice to each martini glass.
  4. Add 1.5 oz. cognac to each martini glass.
  5. Add a small amount of vanilla soda to each glass. Eddy didn't measure this but I would compare it to the amount of champagne used in a drink with a "champagne float".
  6. Add a few drops of bitters to each glass.
  7. Drink up!


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 54g
Recipe makes 3 servings
Calories 28  
Calories from Fat 1 4%
Total Fat 0.09g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.02g 0%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1mg 0%
Potassium 58mg 2%
Total Carbs 7.54g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1.3g 4%
Sugars 5.67g 4%
Protein 0.14g 0%
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  • Chris Patil
    October 7, 2008
    FYI: I have it on good authority that you can substitute a splash of Stoli Vanil and a splash of regular soda for the vanilla-flavored soda.

    • John Spottiswood
      October 7, 2008
      Sounds fantastic, Chris! Will be trying this Fall for sure!

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