Apples have been used in the creation of schnapps ever since our European ancestors first came up with this wonderful, warming mountain drink, and we can confirm they make a heavenly schnapps!
Here in Australia, we are lucky to have orchards growing some of the best apples on earth – from the sweet delight of pink varieties to the sour bite of the Granny Smith.
Our pink lady apple schnapps is akin to biting into a freshly picked apple, and for many she’s the go-to option for schnapps on the rocks. But she’s also an incredibly versatile cocktail ingredient.
And our sour apple schnapps? This cult classic is made with green apples and pickled lemon to ramp up those deliciously tart elements. You’ll find this lip-smacking liquid in our Sour Apple Martini, plus a few other apple-inspired, cocktail ideas below like our Sour Mojito, so read on for ideas on how to create your own schnappy taste sensation.
The Sweetest Sour
‘Sour’ isn’t our first thought when we think of our pink lady apple schnapps. But this cocktail is the perfect balance of sweet apple and citrus – so we just had to include it! Plus, we can’t get enough of that silky-sweet texture.
Whip out this recipe when you want to show off your cocktail skills to friends. Or any time you want to sit back and enjoy a great sunset with a cheese platter all to yourself.
60mL wildbrumby pink lady apple schnapps
15mL aquafaba (chickpea juice)
20mL freshly squeezed lemon juice
pink lady apple
Cut up a wedge of any sweet pink apple into cubes and add to a bar shaker with lemon juice. Muddle your apple pieces till slightly squished. Add ice and all other ingredients, before shaking thoroughly. Strain into a tumbler glass over large ice cubes, and garnish with a fan of apple slices.
Sour Apple Mojito
Refreshing, sweet and a little bit tart. This combination of our sour apple schnapps and classic gin brings a beautiful floral element to the drink. You’ll never want to make a mojito any other way again!
It’s also a great recipe to batch and serve at parties or an afternoon barbecue. Simply multiply your ingredients by six and build the drink in a pitcher. Now all your friends have to do is pour.
30mL wildbrumby classic gin
30mL wildbrumby sour apple schnapps
granny smith apple
Muddle two lime wedges and four mint leaves in a tall glass before adding our sour apple schnapps and classic gin. Fill the glass with ice and place one thinly sliced half-moon of apple and a sprig of mint down the inside of the glass. Top with ginger ale.
You’ve likely heard of the classic Bellini. Now let us introduce the Lady Bellini! This extravagant riff on a classic celebratory cocktail is perfect for special occasions and big announcements.
And honestly – What’s better than sweet apple and bubbly?
20mL wildbrumby pink lady apple schnapps
pink lady apple
First, slip a slice of your pink lady apple into a champagne flute and add our wildbrumby pink lady apple schnapps.
Sour Apple Martini
Our biggest fans are all about this subtle, sweet and sour martini. It’s perfect for a romantic dinner for two, a classy picnic with friends or to accompany a cracking cheese board.
And the great news is it’s simple to make – you just need the right ingredients.
60ml Sour Apple Schnapps
30ml Kosciusko Vodka
Add all your schnapps and vodka to an ice-filled mixing glass and stir for 15 rotations. Strain into a chilled Martini glass and garnish with a twist of organic lemon. Double the ingredients to create a romantic cocktail experience for two.