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Green maple cocktail GREEN MAPLE

This is a rather mouth-puckering after-dinner cocktail, inspired by a cocktail created by Dita Von Teese for Cointreau. If you find it too sour to your taste, use some sweeter apple variety and decrease the amount of lime juice.

3 cl Cointreau
5 cl freshly pressed juice from Bramley or Granny Smith apple (see instructions below)
2 - 3 cl freshly squeezed lime juice
1 - 2 tsp Canadian maple syrup
pinch of powdered cinnamon

Peel and core the apple. Grate it using a medium-coarse grater and wrap the grated apple inside a small piece of clean cheesecloth. Squeeze to extract the juice in a small bowl beneath. Strain the juice through a tea strainer, if necessary, to remove any cloudy bits. Discard the pulp left behind. If preparing a larger quantity, it might be more convenient to use a juicer.

Pour the Cointreau, apple juice, lime juice and maple syrup over ice in a cocktail shaker. Place the lid on, shake and strain in a chilled cocktail glass. Sprinkle a bit of powdered cinnamon on top and serve.

Recipe source: family recipe.


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