Green Apple Margarita with Appletiser

Have you filled your drinks cupboard yet?

It's time to think about it with the party season just around the corner. I stocked up each time I saw a special offer.  This Christmas and New Year (or Hogmanay, as we call it here in Scotland) l'll have friends and family visiting so it pays to plan ahead.

I already have Tequila, Vodka, Cointreau, Gin and Rum Chata (a white Rum version of Baileys) in my drinks cupboard. I've added Wine, Champagne and Bucks Fizz.

For mixers and soft drinks I've gone for Appletiser. lemonade and cola. All refreshing drinks over ice, but great as mixers too. I'll also buy fresh juice nearer the time and make sure I have plenty of ice cubes in my freezer.

For my first cocktail of the season I've created a Green Apple Margarita with Appletiser, which has an incredibly fresh flavour. I decided that salt around the rim would overpower the flavours, so didn't add any, but do add it if you wish. I made a single cocktail for me, slurp, but you may scale it up for a party or family gathering.

Slice your green apple ahead of time and toss it in a little lemon juice to keep it fresh and prevent discolouring. It will happily keep in the fridge until the evening.

To create your cocktails there's no need for a fancy cocktail shaker either when a jam jar or tupperware beaker with a lid will do. Fill your glasses with ice, shake your Tequila and Cointreau together in your jam jar, pour over the ice and top up with chilled Appletiser and a slice of fresh apple, then serve.

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Green Apple Margarita
A fresh green apple cocktail made with Tequila, Cointreau and Appletiser over ice. Delicious!
  • 30 ml Tequila
  • 20 ml Cointreau
  • 40 ml Appletiser
  • 2 slices of green apple tossed in a little lemon juice
  • a generous handful ice cubes
1. Slice the apple and toss in a little lemon juice to prevent discolouring. This can be done ahead. 2. Fill your glass with ice cubes.3. Shake your Tequila and Cointreau together in a jam jar and pour over the ice.4. Top up with Appletiser and a slice of apple. A second slice may also be used for decoration on the glass.5. Enjoy! Hic!notes: it's easy to make enough for a group, just scale up the quantities and make the same way.
Total time:
Yield: Serves 1

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Disclosure: This cocktail was created for Appletiser. I was not expected to write a positive review and any opinions expressed are my own.


  1. Mmmm, I do love me a good margarita! Love the idea of an apple-flavoured one too :) I grew up with Appletiser in South Africa (it's a South African brand) and it's been such fun experimenting with it as a cocktail ingredient!

    1. Ah now I didn't now Appletiser was originally from South Africa. It's true that you learn something every day.

  2. Great idea! It sounds like an amazing cocktail and I love the slices of apple to make it extra-special.

    1. Thanks Kate and yes it rather elevates the cocktail and of course you have a very boozy slice of apple at the end of your cocktail which is always a bonus ;)

  3. Oh yum! That had my mouth watering Jac. Hope you have a wonderful crimbo and get to enjoy lots of time with your little family :)
    Janie x

  4. Now that is a cocoktail perfect for Christmas, cheers!

  5. Love the idea of orange, apple and lemon - very refreshing! xx

  6. That's a stunning cocktail Jac... and spot-on for party season as I find anything with tequila in makes me very happy indeed... and that's to be encouraged frankly!!!!!

    1. Hehe, I know what you mean Katie. Glad you like it :)

  7. Lovely cocktail Jac, I need to buy some more spirits, I bet the apple and orange is wonderful together.

    1. Yes they worked super well, although the apple is the key flavour.

  8. That sounds like quite a headbanger! Love the Christmas trees mixed in with the Appletiser bottles!


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