In celebration of my birthday weekend, the next three Yum Alerts will be vodka cocktails because I love drinking and I love vodka. Deal with it or rejoice. Anyway, first up is the Apple Cin. You know you’re going to want to make this at home.
Courtesy of The Waldorf Astoria Hotel
Mix clear gelatin with water according to directions on box (for an extra kick, infuse the gelatin with Van Gogh Wild Appel Vodka the night before!). Place cranberry in bottom of Martini Glass. Rim Martini glass with cinnamon and sugar mixture. Chill – should sit overnight to ensure everything has time to gel completely.
2 oz Van Gogh Wild Appel Vodka
1 oz fresh apple juice
1/2 oz Grand Marnier
1/2 oz Simple Sugar
1/2 oz Fresh squeezed lemon
1/4 oz or splash of pomegranate juice
Shake all ingredients but the pomegranate juice and pour into prepared glass. Pour pomegranate juice slowly down the side of the cocktail glass, let settle. Garnish with apple slice and serve.