There are some drinks that taste so good, you sometimes wonder if they are a little too good. Well, the forbidden fruit cocktail is one of those. It’s so simple, yet so delicious, it’s gotta spell trouble, in a good way.
The forbidden fruit cocktail spells trouble in a good way
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The thing I love about the forbidden fruit cocktail is that it’s kind of the best of a handful of drinks all combined in one. It takes the best of simple drinks like a vodka cranberry, an apple martini, or even a Hawaiian breeze and rolls it all into one. And it’s so good!
To give it a bit more apple flavor, we’re using Van Gogh’s Wild Appel vodka. That’s the Dutch spelling, which is apropos for this particular brand as they are based in The Netherlands. They make fifteen flavored vodkas and even a gin. And that also makes since as gin is believed by many to have originated in The Netherlands. Van Gogh is a small batch distillery.
You may enjoy some more delicious vodka recipes like these:
- Blackberry Peach Vodka Cocktail
- Acai Blueberry Martini
- Black Raspberry Martini
- Frosted Cranberry Cocktail
- Strawberry Sparkling Party Shots
- Apple Infused Vodka
- Apple Elderflower Martini
- Strawberry Lemonade Vodka Cocktail
What you need to make the forbidden fruit cocktail
What you need for this drink is really quite simple.
- 2 oz. Van Gogh Wild Appel Vodka
- 1 oz. cranberry juice
- 1 oz. pineapple juice
- 1 oz. apple juice
- apple slice for garnish
You will need this equipment to make the drink:
Make it a mocktail!
To make the forbidden fruit cocktail without alcohol, we recommend substituting club soda for the vodka. It gives it a bit of sparkle without altering the fruit flavors.
How to mix the forbidden fruit cocktail
Add all ingredients to a mixing glass and stir well with ice. Strain over fresh ice into two tall glasses. Garnish with an apple slice.
A stirred cocktail is such a classic. We particularly enjoy using a mixing glass set for stirred cocktails like these:
Mixing Glass – Mixing Glass Kit (Incl. Bar Spoon and Strainer or
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Forbidden Fruit Cocktail
- Mixing Glass
- Bar Spoon
- Beverage Glasses
- 2 oz Van Gogh Wild Appel Vodka
- 1 oz cranberry juice
- 1 oz pineapple juice
- 1 oz apple juice
- apple slice garnish
- In a mixing glass, add all ingredients and stir.
- Strain over fresh ice into two tall glasses.
- Garnish with an apple slice and enjoy!