A delicious Lemonade Cocktail with an apple twist, this Fizzy Apple Cocktail is just three ingredients and is a fun, fruity classic.
Fizzy Apple Cocktail Recipe
The Fizzy Apple Cocktail is a fun twist on an Appletini, that is more sippable and considerably less strong, making it perfect for casual hang-outs where you want just a pleasant buzz. It originated in Australia as the classic Appletini was found too be too strong for the average Australian palate.
My friend – also named Jennifer – is a huge Appletini fan, so I thought I’d try out this recipe for her.
It’s a layered drink, but I did not make enough ice for these pictures so the effect disappeared quite quickly, before I could get some awesome pictures of it. It’s more ombre in these pictures! When you do fill your glass with ice before layering in the drinks, it has a pretty green-dark yellow-light yellow layering. (The ombre looks pretty good, too, though.) However, the drink should be stirred with a straw or iced tea spoon before drinking so that alcohol gets mixed into the rest of the drink and you don’t end up having a harsh shot right at the end.
You can add the fizziness by using a carbonated lemonade (like a San Pellegrino) like I did, though the traditional Fizzy Apple Cocktail uses plain lemonade.
Personally, I’m a fan of big flavors, so I’d prefer an Appletini if you were looking for an apple-flavored cocktail, but this is a fun twist on a lemonade cocktail. The apple really plays well with the lemonade as they are both tart with an edge of sweetness. (The apple vodka also helps drive home that apple flavor.)
I think it would be cute to garnish with both an apple slice and a lemon slice to give your guests a sense of what flavors to expect, but let’s be real here for a minute: this cocktail was made late at night with no foresight. I didn’t even have enough ice to make it pretty for her, so I definitely did not have garnishes prepared… If you’re planning this cocktail in advance and not just looking it up on the fly, I would definitely recommend making sure you have plenty of ice and some cute garnishes, because when cocktails look pretty, they taste even better!
(I think this whole post is an exercise in “don’t be like me – do as I say, not as I do.”)
Fizzy Apple Cocktail Ingredients
- 4 oz Lemonade
- 4 oz Apple Juice
- 1.5 oz Apple Vodka (1 shot)
Tip: use a fizzy lemonade for an effervescent cocktail.
Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful
- Ice maker
- Liquid measure
- Tall glasses
- Long iced tea spoons or straws
How to Make a Fizzy Apple Cocktail
Fill your glass with ice.
Add the apple vodka to the bottom of the glass, followed by the apple juice.
Top with lemonade and optional garnishes.
Grab your free printable for our Fizzy Apple Cocktail recipe:
A delicious apple-lemon cocktail perfect for fans of the Appletini who want something a bit lighter and more sippable. This is a delicious drink in the summer or fall.