This drink taste just like a Washington Apple as the drink name suggest. This drink also is part of the era of naming drinks with terms generally associated with sex, however, the name is not similar to others in the crown family. Here is an early printing of this drink:
The Upstart Guide to Owning and Managing a Bar Or Tavern – Page 126 by Roy Alonzo in 2006
“It varies by region, but the Washington Apple is hot now (1⁄2 ounce Crown Royal, 1 ounce Sour Apple Pucker Schnapps, 1 ounce cranberry juice). And, of course, the new martinis.”
This drink is still popular today and is not regional at all, this drink is recognized by The Official International Professional Bartender’s Association. The name might suggest this drink was created in washington, however, it is much more popular in the southern states.
This drink like others in the same family was originally served as a shooter and there is no specific location associated with this drink. The drink also does not fall under the sub-category of crown family of drinks because it does not contain crown royal and amaretto.
There are no conflicts as to what this drink contains, which also seems to be another trend of the crown family of drinks and if there was it wouldn’t taste like a Washington Apple. This drink is one of the newer crown family of drinks shooters.
This drink dates between 2000 – 2004 and contained at least as of then:
Shake these ingredients:
Sour Apple Schnapps (Apple Pucker is used by 2006)
Strain into a chilled shot glass.