How many times have you heard the phrase, "As American as apple pie?"
It's used to describe things typical of and derived from American culture, like baseball and rock & roll. Can it also be used to describe an African American marriage disrupted by the justice system?
While you ponder that, check out our Apple Pie Martini recipe for a sweet vanilla, apple cider, and cinnamon combo, to be sipped and savored during our Drinks & Discussion of An American Marriage by Tayari Jones.
APPLE PIE MARTINI
1 - 1/2 oz vanilla liqueur
1 oz premium vodka
2 oz apple cider
1 tsp ground cinnamon
dash of fresh lime juice
Easy as 1-2-3: pour ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake it. Shake it some more. Strain into glass.
Unsure which vanilla liqueur to works best? Try Tuaca (skip the lime juice), Galliano L’Autentico, Licor 43, or the very sweet Bols Vanilla.
Belvedere or Grey Goose are great vodka choices. You can also select a vanilla vodka to enhance the flavor.