Sunday, March 11, 2018

What I Did on My Winter Vacay

MOSTLY what I did was write. Sloowwwwly but suuuuurely The Magician Murders is taking shape. But while I was on Catalina Island (which is where I go for vacations) I also walked, slept, ate (too much) and drank...a bit.

By accident I discovered something called Caramel Appletinis and I'm determined to master them.

However, it turns out there are a lot of different recipes and they don't bear a lot of resemblance to each other.

This one from allrecipes is the right color, so I'm thinking I'll try it first.


white sugar
1 fluid ounce vanilla-flavored vodka
1 ounce sour apple schnapps (such as DeKuyper® Sour Apple Pucker)
1 fluid ounce butterscotch schnapps (such as DeKuyper® Buttershots®)
1 maraschino cherry

NOTE TO SELF: The version I drank skipped the cherry (just as well, since we don't like them) but drizzled caramel syrup artistically along the sides of the glass. ER, WHY ARE WE REFERRING TO OURSELVES AS "WE," PRECIOUS?



Pour sugar onto a small, shallow plate. Moisten the rim of a martini glass with water and dip the moistened glass into sugar. CHECK!

Fill a shaker with ice. CHECK!

Pour in vanilla vodka, sour apple schnapps, and butterscotch schnapps. CHEK/

Cover the shaker and shake until chilled; strain cocktail into prepared martini glass. CH--hmm... GULP!

Garnish with maraschino cherry. (STILL GULPING)


  1. A warm THANK YOU for sharing this recipe!!!

  2. Sounds like a delicious dessert!

  3. Uhm...I'll take the cherry. It's my favorite part of any drink. LOL. So glad you're rested and back at it.

  4. I love the allrecipes website because people comment about changes they made that made it better - many times they're right.

    Glad to hear you had a relaxing time!