I am so impressionable. Yesterday I saw Clinton Kelley make an Apple Margarita on the Chew and the seed was planted. Then I had a late lunch meeting at Ruby Tuesdays. I noticed they had a Beer Rita on the menu. Another seed planted. By the time I left there I just had to go get tequila and apple juice. It wasn't until I got to the store that I saw the apple ale. I bought that too. I just knew I had seen a recipe that called for it too. There are tons of apple cocktail recipes on Pinterest now. Apple Sangria anyone? I have pinned them all.
Well let me jump on that band wagon. Here is one more apple cocktail. An Apple Ale Rita! It came to me as I tried to decide which recipe to try first. I have had a Beer Rita before. I liked the effervescence the beer added to the margarita. I bet apple ale would do the same for an apple margarita. Boy does it! It is so great. I don’t like sweet drinks. This drink is perfect not too sweet, it’s fresh or crisp and just a hint of warm fall spice. I like the lemon too. It is what makes the margarita part of the drink evident. I tried it without the lemon and cinnamon. It was fine but taste just like an apple drink. Let me warn you this is definitely not just an apple drink, the inverted ale in the drink raises the technical drink-ability of this cocktail. Do not be tempted to pull the ale bottle out of the drink until you are sure what is in the bottle will fit in the glass. You have been sufficiently warned. I hope you will try it or at least pin it with all your other apple cocktails.
1 lemon wedge
1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
1 oz triple sec or orange liquor
2 oz silver tequila
2 oz 100% pure pressed apple juice
12 oz apple ale
1 cinnamon stick
Place lemon wedge and ground cinnamon in a pint glass. Muddle together and fill glass 3/4 full with ice. Add triple sec, tequila, apple juice and stir to combine. Carefully place your finger over the top of the ale bottle and invert into glass. Garnish with cinnamon stick and a straw. Place on a small plate with a napkin to catch any spills. Enjoy!
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