We’re baaaaack, and this week’s post is a two-parter. Mostly because we were too lazy to get the posts up in time.
Let’s start with the Apple Fritter Martini
Right? The name sounds delicious and it includes liquor most of us have never had; we were sold. Past tense is very important here. Here’s what you do:
3 oz. apple juice
1 ½ oz Glazed Donut Vodka
1 tsp. maple syrup
1 apple slice
- In a shaker, combine apple juice, glazed donut vodka, maple syrup, and ice. Shake well.
- Strain into a martini glass
- Garnish with apple, and enjoy!
So opinions were…varied.
“That’s a lot lighter and crisper than I expected it to be. I worried it would be heavy with the syrup, but it’s actually very refreshing. Not the first drink I would choose- it could probably use an aromatic for some complexity. But still a satisfying drink.” –Glen
“Very delicious, a perfect fall beverage. Slightly sweet, would be overkill with sweet apple juice, but unsweetened is perfect.”
“With the aroma of a Nutrigrain bar, this drink is the perfect start for any morning.” (likely sarcasm)
“A bit too sweet for my taste. After-taste is also bad.”- Anthony
“Too much maple syrup for my taste, but the glazed donut vodka and apple juice mix well. Overall too sweet, but not bad.”
“It tastes like apple juice and shoe polish.”
“It tastes like cold medicine to me.” –Marilyn
“I would not choose to drink this, but it is drinkable.” -Sara
“When I combine three things I love, I expect to really love it. Interestingly enough…I love maple syrup, glazed donuts and apple juice. So, if my assumption is right, I’ll love it. I was wrong.”
“Aroma: Nutrigrain bar. Man. Oh, wow. This tastes awful. Everything is there. You have the sugary sweetness combined with apple’s sultry naturalness. But the aftertaste is reminiscent of the syrup forced down your throat after you had strep throat. If I meet five people in heaven, none of them should be drinking this. But I’m a whisky guy, so there.” –Matt Sutherland
“Way too sweet for me. Much too much apple juice. I think it might just be simple syrup…did we forget the other ingredients?” -Rachel
Let’s move on to the next one: Pudding shots.
This week’s drink probably can’t be classified as a “drink”, really. More like an alcohol-infused treat for the mid-week weariness. We decided to tackle two variations of pudding shots, and we called them “Cosbys”…
Oh come on, you chuckled a little bit.
The Cosbys were, we’re proud to say, wildly popular this week. They’re a cinch to whip up, and they’re filled with boozy deliciousness. Here’s what you do:
1 small box instant chocolate pudding
¾ cup milk
¼ cup vodka
½ cup Bailey’s Irish Cream
8 oz Extra Creamy Cool Whip
Makes 24 2oz. servings.
- Mix the pudding mix with the milk using an electric mixer. (Just used “mix” three times in one sentence).
- Add in your booze and mix. Then add in the whipped cream and mix some more.
- Dollop into small cups and freeze. We suggest using cups with lids to increase stacking capability. Serve with spoons, and enjoy!
So. Good. Both of the variations are delicious, and freezing them gives them the consistency of mousse. The best part of this recipe is that it’s completely customizable. We also did another variation with white chocolate pudding and Kahlua instead of Bailey’s. The rest of the recipe was the exact same. Let us know if you try it!
“A frosty with Kahlua is more awesome than a robot dinosaur that can chop water like a karate ninja.” –Lee
“White chocolate: Oh, no. No. That’s unfortunate. No. Chocolate: The alcohol burn complements the chocolate nicely. It has a smooth velvety flavor up front with a kick coming after. This would make a great party dessert.” –Glen
“Tastes like a frosty with booze. All I need is French fries to dip in it now.” -Kari
“Hey that’s really not bad…kinda like a mudslide.”
“The chocolate tasted like ice cream. The white chocolate was too sweet, it tasted like whipped cream.”
“Once you go black- or white- you’ll never go back. Or you might. Either way, these will get you buzzed. And isn’t that what we’re all looking for in that special sundae?” –Matt
“They are both good, but I vote chocolate.”
“The chocolate was the better of the two, just like I expected. Both were delish though! I would eat these all day. Excellent idea. Didn’t think you could make ice cream better but you can…add booze.” –Jessica
“Good choice! My favorite was the white chocolate with vanilla. The chocolate reminded me of a spiked Frosty.” –Marilyn
“White chocolate: great taste, better for hot days! Chocolate: Just a little better. Would eat/drink again!” –Anthony