It's not often that I find a drink that both David and I really like. Usually one of us likes it and the other doesn't. Here is a rare case where both of us would be happy to pass on the Appletini and Rumpletini.
A friend mentioned she really enjoyed Appletinis from Applebee's which includes Applepucker. It is bright green like Midori, and tastes like an apple Jolly Rancher. I decided to look into the original Appletini for Easter.
I could not find much history on the Appletini or the variant - the Rumpletini. Only that they became popular in the 1980's in the United States.
Again, David and I are not fans. He thought it was too sweet, and I would have to disagree. It wasn't sweet at all to me - too strong. We obviously have very different tastes! My friends sipped these drinks at our Easter lunch. I doubt they'd order one in a restaurant, but they were able to drink the cocktails over an hour or so. I doubt I could have. Wow - very strong.
David's Swizzle Stick Ratings:
Appletini - 2 Swizzle Sticks
Rumpletini - 2 Swizzle Sticks
The Appletini - 3 oz. Vodka, 1 oz. Apple Schnapps, 1 oz. Triple Sec. Mix with crushed ice in a cocktail shaker. Strain into a chilled Martini cocktail glass. Garnish with a slice of apple.
The Rumpletini - same directions as above. Replace 3 oz. Vodka with 3 oz. Light Rum.
I might have to try the Apple Pucker version instead!