Poison Apple Cocktail
This vibrant green concoction has just the right amount of sweet and sour to please any wicked (or not-so-wicked) witch. A splash of bubbly gives it 'magic potion' appeal.
1 ounce vanilla vodka
1/2 ounce orange liqueur
1 ounce sour apple liqueur or schnapps
1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
1-2 ounces champagne
green sugar for rim
light corn syrup (optional)
Yield: 1 cocktail
1. Lightly dampen the rim of a cocktail glass and dip in green sugar. Set aside. Tip: For better adhesion, dilute two tablespoons of light corn syrup with a few drops of water. Use your fingertips to apply the syrup to the rim of the glass.
Place vanilla vodka, orange liqueur, sour apple liqueur and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker filled 2/3 with ice. Shake until jet cold (about 20 seconds). Strain the drink into the cocktail glass and top with chilled champagne. Tip: Serving the drink with dry ice makes a dramatic presentation, but use only a small piece and be sure the dry ice has dissolved completely before drinking. Never allow your skin to come in contact with dry ice.