April 11, 2010 (Day 71) — Apple Jacks
Anybody who enjoyed Saturday morning cartoons as a kid knows about Apple Jacks — those sugar-coated vaguely apple/cinnamon tasting O’s that fueled early-morning little kid DTs. I mean seriously, if you didn’t get to indulge in the drinking of that sugar-infused milk by the time Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles came on, then you truly did not have a childhood.
So, this afternoon I was staring at my liquor cabinet trying think of another Cocktails, 365 original for the bog when I was struck by three bottles sitting next to each other. Apple pie liqueur. Cinnamon schnapps. Vodka. I’ve made martinis that were quite delicious with the apple pie liqueur before. And, cinnamon and apple are quite lovely together. It just seemed to make sense!
So…. I thought about it. What is appley? And cinnamony? Apple Jacks! Or… at least… that’s what the commercials tell me. It’s been a long time since I’ve actually had the cereal. So, here it is! A Cocktail, 365 invention (not that there aren’t similar drinks out there, I’m sure).
2 oz apple pie liqueur
2 oz cinnamon schnapps
1 oz vodka
Shake in a cocktail shaker, then pour into a large, chilled martini glass.
The three boozes play very well together. It tastes excellent, and would be good for people who either like foofy drinks, or simply enjoy some fruit in their drink. Play around with it to your taste!