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A Martini de Cidre at Aquitaine is made with spiced rum, orange juice, and sparkling apple cider. A Martini de Cidre at Aquitaine is made with spiced rum, orange juice, and sparkling apple cider. (ARAM BOGHOSIAN FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE)
By Luke O'Neil
Globe Correspondent / September 20, 2008

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Sour apple martinis have become something of a joke in mixing circles, but that doesn't mean there aren't good apple-based cocktails out there. The Normandie (organic vodka, artisan apple Calvados, St. Germain liquor; $12) at Gaslight is one example. "Most apple martinis are made with sour apple Pucker," says bartender Bethany Socha, "and sour mix that's not always fresh." The ... (Full article: 319 words)

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