BRAVO™ Apple-ixir

By April 27, 2017 July 28th, 2017 Recipes
BRAVO Apple-ixer Cocktail Recipe by Sophie Zalokar

BRAVO™ Apple-Ixir is a sophisticated cocktail that highlights the warm Christmas spice flavours of the BRAVO™ Apple. The addition of Campari cuts through the sweetness, contributes to the pink blush and adds a little contrasting bitterness to this most cultivated beverage.

BRAVO Apple-ixer Cocktail Recipe by Sophie Zalokar


Spiced BRAVO™ Apple Syrup

1 litre dry apple cider
2 BRAVO™ apples, grated skin on
2 cinnamon sticks
1 tsp whole allspice (pimento)
1 tsp whole cloves
2 tsp whole black peppercorns
1 cup caster sugar

For each BRAVO™ Apple-ixir

¼ cup apple schnapps
1 tbsp Spiced BRAVO™ Apple Syrup
1 tbsp Campari
1 tbsp lemon juice
½ cup soft or low alcohol apple cider
1 thin slice of lemon
Dried crosscut BRAVO™ apple slices, to garnish (optional)


  1. In a medium saucepan, combine cider, grated BRAVO™ apple, spices and sugar. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to a simmer. Keep simmering uncovered, until reduced by half. Strain out the grated BRAVO™ apple and spices and continue to boil until a syrupy consistency.
  2. For each cocktail, combine apple schnapps, Spiced BRAVO™ Apple Syrup, Campari and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker and fill with ice. Shake until well chilled, about 20 seconds. Strain into an ice and lemon slice-filled highball glass. Top with soft cider.
  3. Garnish with dried BRAVO™ apple slices.

© Sophie Zalokar


Author Sophie Zalokar

Sophie Zalokar is a Western Australian Chef and ambassador for locally grown produce at its seasonal peak. She has created a series of unique recipes to celebrate the outstanding flavour and appearance of BRAVO Apples - like no other.

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