Red Apple Martini for Favorite Things Party
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Red Apple Martini Cocktail: For the Non-Bartender

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This post was sponsored by Libbey as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review, using martini glasses to make my red apple martini!

I will say, there’s definitely an advantage to planning a party. Especially a party that I have to experiment with signature drink recipes…

Red Apple Martini for Favorite Things Party

My Favorite Things party, will be a “plaid,” theme… laying a little heavy on the red. So I knew I wanted at least ONE red drink on my table, so a Red Apple Martini soon became the “one.”

When I’m hosting, I ALWAYS want to create a wow factor for my guests. It’s the best part of entertaining for me! I want my guests to feel “welcomed,” and to hopefully give them the thought:

I’m so glad that I came.”

Last year, for my Favorite Things party, I created a Champagne Bar for the girly girls, and WHEW! They LOVED & DEVOURED it. So this year, I decide to create the same “Wow,” factor but mix it up a bit. (Ha… no pun intended.)

Martini Bar

This year I will be creating a martini bar for the sweet gals, with a couple of signature martini’s that they can easily whip up.

During the search for martini bar goodies, I found the PERFECT martini glasses, just in time. They’re the Libbey® Glass Perfect Signature™ Auden Martini Glasses, from Bed Bath and Beyond. They have that tall, skinny stem, that screams a “modern,” look, which will look fabulous, displayed with all of the goodies on the table.
When I was shopping around, I kept seeing other martini glasses that had chunky stems, zigzag stems, and some that had a “cloudy,” look. They just weren’t cutting it for me. Then… I found these lovelies. You may not think so, but what your glass looks like, can make a BIG difference in what your whole martini bar looks like.

Red Apple Martini for Favorite Things Party

Since my Favorite Things party is hosted right around the holiday’s this year, I added a little coconut to the rim of the martini glass, and with the Red Apple Martini deliciousness… it looks like an upside-down Santa hat, right!? Eeeeek! Super fun. I cannot WAIT to get these in front of my gal pals.

Red Apple Martini

Red Apple Martini for Favorite Things Party

This martini could definitely be served any time of the year.

• It’s fruity enough for a Summertime Martini

• “Fitting,” enough for a Fall Martini

• and the PERFECT color for a Winter Martini

Red Apple Martini for Favorite Things Party
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Red Apple Martini

This simple cocktail recipe only requires 3 ingredients and tastes super delicious. Cheers to that!
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword cocktails for christmas, easy cocktail recipe, martini recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 martini
Calories 247kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 shot (1.5 ounces) shot red apple schnapps
  • 1 shot (1.5 ounces) plain vodka can substitute with apple flavored vodka
  • 1-1/2 shots (2.25 ounces) cranberry juice
  • shredded coconut garnish; optional

Instructions

  • Add ice to a cocktail shaker
  • Add in above ingredients
  • Place lid & cap on, then shake
  • Remove cap and pour into martini glass. Garnish with coconut flakes (optional).

Nutrition

Serving: 1martini | Calories: 247kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 51mg | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin C: 6.2mg

How to Rim the Glass

I found the CUTEST idea, to rim the glass with coconut from Blue Ribbon Kitchen.

Light corn syrup is my best friend, when it comes to lining glasses. It has a sweet taste, and with it being almost transparent, you can barely see it.

In a small plate, combine coconut flakes and white sanding sugar or small white sprinkles, if desired.

In another small plate, add a little light corn syrup.

Lightly dip {or you’ll have excess syrup rolling down your glass} the outside edge of the rim into the corn syrup.

Then dip the rim of the glass into the coconut flake/sprinkle mixture.
{Just like rimming a margarita glass for salt!}

Pour in your martini and you’re ready to go!

Some of my FAVORITE facts about the Libbey products…

Did you know that Libbey’s Finest Stemware, is exquisitely made in America? Love supporting American made products. Libbey is also the top glassware manufacturer in the Americas and one of the largest tableware suppliers in the world! I had no idea. And then, of course, MY favorite…
Libbey strives by the idea that every occasion is an opportunity to celebrate life. Me too. 🙂

You can snag the Perfect Signature items at BedBathandBeyond.com and select in-store locations.

Then of course, more information about the Perfect Signature Collection, you can visit: https://retail.libbey.com/perfect-signature/

Pin this Image to Remember:

Red Apple Martini Recipe with Coconut Rim. It looks like an upside down Santa hat. So cute!

Until next time,

Jessica Burgess, Fantabulosity Blog

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