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Washington Apple Shots

If you love trying new and exciting shots, the Washington Apple Shot is perfect for you!

This delicious drink combines the crisp flavors of apple and cranberry with a hint of Canadian whisky, creating a refreshing and tangy experience.

The Washington Apple Shot is not only tasty but also incredibly easy to make, making it a great choice for parties or casual gatherings with friends.

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Washington Apple Shots 

Washington Apple Shots

Named after Washington state famous for its apple orchards, in particular the popular Red Delicious, this shot captures the essence of fresh apples in every sip.

The combination of Crown Royal Canadian whisky, sour apple schnapps, and cranberry juice creates a balanced flavor that is both sweet and tart.

It’s a versatile drink that can be enjoyed year-round, whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or simply want to add a little fun to your evening.

Washington Apple Shots Ingredients

Washington Apple Shots Ingredients

These Washington Apple Shots are some of the best you’ll ever have!

Apple schnapps and Crown Royal pair with bubbly water and cranberry juice to create an orchard in your mouth.

Easy and a crowd favorite!

This recipe makes 6 shots but you can double or triple the recipe for a crowd. 

Here’s what you will need:

  • Crown Royal
  • Sour Apple Schnapps
  • Cranberry Juice
  •  Soda Water
  • Red Apple Slices/Chunks (optional garnish)

Tools Needed:

  • Cocktail Shaker
  • Cocktail Spoon
  • Shot Glasses

How To Make Washington Apple Shots

Prepare Your Shaker

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice to ensure your drink is chilled and refreshing.

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Add the Ingredients

Pour Crown Royal Canadian whisky into the shaker.

Add sour apple schnapps.

Pour cranberry juice.

Shake It Up

Secure the lid on the shaker and shake vigorously for about 10-15 seconds. 

Strain and Serve

Strain the mixture into a shot glass.

Use a fine mesh strainer if you have one to catch any ice shards or pulp from the cranberry juice.

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Garnish your shots

Add a small slice of red apple to your shots as a garnish. 

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Tips for making amazing Washington Apple Shots

  • You can mix these shots in advance, if you don’t add the soda water. You can always add the soda water into each separate glass and just use a splash, without measuring. However, I definitely think it’s best when served immediately upon mixing.
  • If desired, you can take out the Crown Royal and Sour Apple Schnapps and replace it with 8 ounces of Crown Royal Apple.
  • You can always give a slight shake to combine the ingredients in the cocktail shaker, however, stirring instead helps preserve more of the carbonation in the soda water. You can always leave the soda water out of the shaker, and just add a splash to each shot glass once poured.
  • If you want ice cold shots, you can add a couple pieces of ice to the cocktail shaker.
  • You can either use cranberry cocktail juice or 100% juice. 

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Washington Apple Shots
Yield: 6

Washington Apple Shots

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes

Discover the refreshing taste of Washington Apple Shots with our easy recipe. Perfect for parties, this sweet and tangy shot combines Crown Royal whisky, sour apple schnapps, and cranberry juice for a crowd-pleasing drink.


  • 4 Ounces Crown Royal
  • 4 Ounces Sour Apple Schnapps
  • 4 Ounces Cranberry Juice
  • 1 Ounce Soda Water
  • Red Apple Slices/Chunks (optional garnish)


  1. Combine all the ingredients except the apple garnish, in a cocktail shaker.
  2. Stir and pour evenly into 6 shot glasses.
  3. Top with a slice, or chunk, of red apple.

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