Washington Apple Shot – A Beautiful Mess

Let’s learn to make a Washington Apple Shot. This recipe tastes just like a fresh, crisp apple. It’s one of the tastiest shot recipes I have ever tried. It’s a scaled down version of a Washington Apple cocktail (we’ll teach you to make a full-sized cocktail as well).

More shot recipes: Green Tea Shot, Lemon Drop Shot, Jello Shots, Pudding Shots, Chocolate Cake Shot, White Tea Shot, Mexican Candy Shot, Scooby Snack Shot.

Ingredients in a Washington Apple Shot

  • Canadian Whiskey – I used Crown Royal.
  • Sour Apple Schnapps – (Also called sour apple pucker or sour apple liqueur) gives your drink a lot of apple flavor.
  • Cranberry Juice – Makes the drink red. Chilled juice is best.
  • Club Soda – Just a splash at the end for a bit of sparkle.

I used my favorite decorative shot glasses to serve this drink.

Directions

In a cocktail shaker with ice, combine the Canadian whiskey, apple schnapps and cranberry juice.

Shake for 10-15 seconds.

Pour into a shot glass and top with a splash of club soda. Cheers!

How to make a Washington Apple Cocktail

To turn this shot recipe into a sippable cocktail, simply double the recipe and serve it into a martini glass instead of a shot glass. This recipe is so tasty—I think it’s great as a full-sized cocktail.

Tips for Making

  • A chilled shot glass makes any shot more magical, as does a sugared rim.
  • If you don’t have Canadian whisky on hand, you can substitute for a different type of whiskey.
  • If you don’t enjoy the sour aspect of sour apple schnapps, you can replace it with a sweeter apple liqueur or apple flavored brandy.
  • I like the tartness and color the cranberry juice adds, but if you use apple juice instead you can create a green apple shot.
  • Garnish with an apple slice if you like.

History of a Washington Apple Shot

Washington state is home to some of the most beautiful apple orchards in the U.S. In the late 1980s, a bug destroyed most of Washington state’s apple orchards. A man named Christof Guycoogan had the idea to distill the ruined apples into an apple liqueur. He mixed the resulting liqueur with his favorite drink, Canadian whiskey and cranberry juice, and the Washington Apple Cocktail (and shot) were born!

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FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between a Washington Apple Drink and Shot?

There is no difference between the two recipes. Simply double this Washington Apple Shot recipe and serve it in a martini glass to make a Washington Apple drink.

Why is it called a Washington Apple shot?

In the 1980s, a bug destroyed most of Washington state’s apple orchards. A man named Christof Guycoogan had the idea to distill the ruined apples into an apple liqueur. He mixed the resulting liqueur with his favorite drink, Canadian whiskey and cranberry juice, and the Washington Apple Cocktail (and shot) were born!

Can you batch this recipe ahead of time?

Yes, you can mix the recipe in advance and store in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve. Just be sure to add the splash of club soda when serving.


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Learn to make a Washington Apple Shot at home.

Yield 1 shot

Prep 5 minutes

Instructions

  • In a cocktail shaker with ice, combine the Canadian whiskey, apple schnapps and cranberry juice.

  • Shake for 10-15 seconds.

  • Pour into a shot glass and top with a splash of club soda. Cheers!

Notes

  • If you don’t have Canadian whiskey on hand, you can substitute for another whiskey.
  • If you don’t enjoy the sour aspect of sour apple schnapps, you can replace it with a sweeter apple liqueur or apple flavored brandy.
  • I like the tartness and color the cranberry juice adds, but if you use apple juice instead you can create a green apple shot.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts

Washington Apple Shot

Amount per Serving

% Daily Value*

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Notice: Nutrition is auto-calculated, using Spoonacular, for your convenience. Where relevant, we recommend using your own nutrition calculations.

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