Crown Apple is an excellent sipping whiskey that balances the original taste of Crown Royal Canadian Whiskey with a hint of Regal Gala apples and select spices. It is a delicious drink whether blended in a cocktail or served neat or on the rocks. This whiskey is 70-proof, 35% ABV, and its natural apple flavor blends well with various mixers.
The best mixers for Crown Apple include fruit juices, lemonade, sodas, flavored liquors, soda water, apple cider, red wine, ginger ale, and ginger beer.
Read on for the 14 best mixers for Crown Apple and how to mix them.
1. Apple Cider
Make a batch of Crown Royal Maple Apple for a refreshing drink all year round, but it is perfect in the winter to warm you up from the inside out.
To make five servings of this fantastic drink, process the following ingredients in a blender:
- 3 apples, peeled and sliced
- 6 ounces apple cider
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 1 cup water
- 2-1/2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
Then strain the mixture into a pitcher and chill in the refrigerator for at least two hours. To serve, add 6 ounces of Crown Royal Regal Apple Whiskey, mix well, and serve over ice in rocks glasses. Garnish each glass with a cinnamon stick and enjoy.
2. Bitters & Sugar
The Old Fashioned is another classic drink that is cool and refreshing and gets a new lease on life with Crown Royal Regal Apple Whiskey. Crown Apple is not only smooth, but it adds a crisp apple flavor to any cocktail.
To make a Crown Apple Old Fashioned, follow these simple directions:
- Place one shot of Crown Apple, one sugar cube, and two dashes of bitters into a mixing glass and stir until combined.
- Add ice and shake well.
- Strain the mixture into a rocks glass over fresh ice.
- Garnish with an orange twist, and enjoy.
Coca-Cola has been a favorite mixer for all types of whiskey for many years. The sparkling taste of Coca-Cola pairs perfectly with any whiskey and accents the sweet and spicy taste of Crown Royal Regal Apple.
To enjoy a Whiskey and Coke cocktail, fill a whiskey glass with ice, add one shot of Crown Apple, then fill the glass with Coca-Cola and serve. Garnish with a single maraschino cherry that will bring back memories of the original Cherry Coke from long ago.
4. Cranberry Juice
Another mixer that most people keep on hand is cranberry juice. Its tart taste mixes well with the smooth apple flavor of Crown Apple Whiskey. Blending the two flavors creates a refreshing drink that goes well all year round but makes a lovely festive presentation that will add a bit of decoration to your holiday get-together.
To make a Crownberry Apple cocktail, mix one shot (1.5 ounces) of Crown Apple with four ounces of cranberry juice for a smooth and refreshing drink that is best served in a rocks glass over ice. Garnish with an apple slice or a few fresh or frozen cranberries to dress it up for the holidays.
5. Ginger Ale
If you want a smooth, refreshing, and simple drink, try ginger ale as a mixer with your favorite whiskey. Ginger ale has been around since the mid-1800s and mixes well with any alcohol.
To make a cocktail from Crown Apple and ginger ale, add a shot of Crown Royal Regal Apple to a highball glass filled with ice and top off the glass with ginger ale. Add a splash of lime juice and garnish with a lime twist, and you have a real treat.
6. Ginger Beer
Mixing Crown Apple with ginger beer kicks the flavor up a notch. Crown Apple is made with a hint of spice. Adding ginger beer increases that spice and creates a much bolder taste that will grab your attention.
To get the best possible flavor combination, mix one shot (1.5 ounces) of Crown Apple with two shots (3 ounces) of ginger beer served over ice for a robust spicy flavor for those who like a little kick from their cocktails.
7. Kalua and Bailey’s Irish Cream
To create a novelty drink that will wow and amuse your guests at the next party you host, try serving a traditional Alaskan drink called a “Duck Fart” that tastes a lot better than it sounds.
To create this tasty but questionable-sounding drink, follow these three steps for an apple-flavored version of the Duck Fart:
- Pour 1/2 ounce of Kahlua into a shot glass.
- Gently add 1/2 ounce of Bailey’s Irish Cream by pouring it over the back of a spoon to create a second layer.
- Add a third layer by pouring 1/2 ounce of Crown Royal Regal Apple over the back of a spoon into the shot glass over the Irish Cream.
There’s no need to garnish this multi-layer drink. It looks spectacular as is.
8. Lemon Juice
An excellent hot drink that is sure to perk you up when you’re feeling down or warm you up on a cold day is known as a hot toddy to many and as a hot whiskey in certain parts of the world. This is a classic hot beverage just made for slow sipping, whether you are a little under the weather or just having a relaxing evening at home.
To make that “good for what ails you” hot toddy using Crown Royal Regal Apple Whiskey, mix 1.5 ounces of Crown Apple with 2 ounces of boiling water in your favorite mug, add one teaspoon of sugar and a squeeze of lemon, and stir it with a cinnamon stick until the honey is dissolved. This drink will surely make you feel better in no time.
Crown Apple Whiskey has a smooth and refreshing taste with slightly sweet notes. Adding Lemonade, which has a reputation as a refreshing drink and a flavor enhancer, enhances the taste of any milder fruit. Combining Crown Apple and lemonade creates a cocktail that brings out the apple flavor and provides a little sour bite to grab your attention.
To create a spicy and tart drink, mix one shot of Crown Apple with two shots of lemonade, and serve it over ice for a smooth and refreshing drink. Dress it up with either an apple slice or a lemon wedge.
10. Orange Juice
A whiskey and orange juice cocktail is another traditional drink known as a Whiskey Screwdriver. The flavor profile of each ingredient complements the other and together brings out the best flavors of each.
The Whiskey Screwdriver is a simple cocktail to prepare. The secret to a great drink is using the correct ratio of ingredients. Fill a cocktail glass with ice, add one part Crown Apple and two parts orange juice, stir, and enjoy. Garnish with an orange slice for a delicious and attractive drink.
11. Pomegranate Juice
Pomegranate juice is another fruit juice that blends well with Crown Apple Whiskey. It enhances the slightly sweet apple flavor. Pomegranate, like lemon, is naturally tart and enhances the taste of milder fruits like apples.
For an unusual and quite sensational flavor blend, mix one shot (1.5 ounces) of Crown Apple with four ounces of pomegranate juice and 1 ounce of ginger ale to create a Crown Apple Pomegranate Cocktail that can be dressed up with apple slices and pomegranate seeds. Not only will this drink garner rave reviews for taste, but it has a holiday appearance that will fit any occasion.
12. Red Wine
Mixing wine and whiskey to create a mixed drink is a familiar idea. Various combinations have been popular for many years. Just the right combination of these two beverages will surely be the life of the party at your next hosted event.
For a unique take on a New York Sour, follow these steps:
- Combine two ounces of Royal Apple whiskey and one ounce each of lemon juice and simple syrup with ice in a cocktail shaker.
- Shake well, and strain into an old-fashioned glass over fresh ice.
- Gently pour in one-half ounce of sweet red wine like burgundy.
- Garnish with a lemon wedge.
13. Soda Water
The Crown Royal Regal Apple Whiskey makers recommend a Winter whiskey cocktail, a “Sparkling Rosemary Apple” made from Crown Apple and soda water.
Here is their recipe:
- Combine in a shaker over ice two ounces of Crown Royal Apple with 1/2 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar, 3/4 ounce honey, and 3/4 ounce lemon juice.
- Fill the shaker with soda water, shake well, and strain the liquid into a highball glass.
- Top with a sprig of fresh rosemary, and enjoy.
14. Sprite, 7Up, & Other Lemon-Lime Sodas
Crown Apple and Sprite make a cool and refreshing cocktail any time of year. The two flavors complement each other perfectly. The Crown Apple brings a hint of spice, while the soda adds a little sparkling nip to make things interesting.
Fill a whiskey glass with ice, pour in one shot of Crown Apple, and fill it with Sprite. What could be easier? Garnish with an apple slice or a slice of any citrus fruit you have on hand for an excellent presentation.
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