Applebee's Perfect Apple Margarita copycat recipe by Todd Wilbur
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Applebee's Perfect Apple Margarita

Score: 5.00. Votes: 4
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Here's a great twist on the traditional margarita. Sour apple schnapps and apple juice join forces with tequila and sweet-and-sour mix in a martini glass that's rimmed with cinnamon sugar. Hey, it's like drinking apple pie! This recipe makes one drink, but it's easy to double up. That's a good thing, since it seems like one is never enough. Check out more Applebee's Copycat Recipes Here.

Source: Top Secret Restaurant Recipes 2 by Todd Wilbur.

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  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 ounce Sauza Hornitos tequila
  • 1 ounce Dekyper Sour Apple Pucker schnapps
  • 2 ounces sweet-and-sour mix
  • 2 ounces cold apple juice
  • Olive
  • Lime wedge
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      1. Mix sugar and cinnamon together in a small bowl, then pour the mixture onto a saucer or small plate. Moisten a napkin or clean towel with water. Run the wet napkin around the rim of the martini glass. Invert the glass and dip the moistened rim into the cinnamon/sugar. Set the glass aside for now.

      2. Drop a handful of ice into a cocktail shaker.

      3. Add the tequila, schnapps, sweet-and-sour, and apple juice. Shake vigorously.

      4. Pour the drink into the prepared martini glass, spear an olive and small lime wedge on a toothpick and drop it in the drink, and serve it up along with the shaker if there's any left over in there.

      Serves 1.

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Score: 5.00. Votes: 4
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Sep 18, 2014, 22:00

Searched over and over for appletini recipes and they all sucked. This one is surprisingly good.

Nov 17, 2005, 22:00

I served these margaritas as our signature drink at my wedding. It was a fall wedding and we used apple cider instead of apple juice. People loved them. It was so funny to look around and see everyone licking at their cinnamon & sugar rim. People are still asking me for the recipe!

I'm Todd Wilbur,
Chronic Food Hacker

For 30 years I've been deconstructing America's most iconic brand-name foods to make the best original clone recipes for you to use at home. Welcome to my lab.

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