Sour Apple Martini

from The Craft of the Cocktail

  • 2 ounces Citrus Vodka
  • .5 ounce Sour Apple Pucker
  • .5 ounce Cointreau
  • .75 ounce Lemon Juice
  • Thin slice Granny Smith Apple (Garnish)

Assemble all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake well with ice. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with the apple slice.

I made this for Natalie Cole and her manager, on the occasion of Rupert Murdoch's seventieth birthday party. I had the cocktail gig, and she was the surprise entertainment. Rupert loved her, and she loved my Sour Apple Martinis.