Apples for Whales

Create the cocktail that helped Jonathan Stanyard win the 2024 U.S. Bartender of the Year competition. With a masterful blend of apple-infused Ketel One Vodka, apple cordial, and clarified apple juice, elevated with a hint of celery-cardamom bitters and a dusting of bee pollen granules.

Apples for Whales cocktail in a martini glass


  • 1.5oz

    Apple infused Ketel One Family Made Vodka*

  • 1oz

    Apple Cordial

  • 0.5oz

    Clarified Apple Juice

  • 1 drop

    Celery-Cardamom Bitters

  • 3 cubes

    Clarified Apple Juice Ice Cubes

  • 1 dusting

    Bee pollen granules

0 units of alcohol per serve


  • 1


  • 1

    Mixing Glass

  • 1

    Martini Glass



  • Preparation
    1. *Apple infused Ketel One Vodka: Place discards from apples (core, solids, etc) into a vessel with 12.5 oz Ketel One Family Made Vodka and let infuse in refrigerator for 48 hours. Fine strain and keep in airtight container in refrigerator until use.
    2. In a mixing glass, add Apple infused Ketel One Vodka, apple cordial, clarified apple juice, celery-cardamom bitters and clarified apple juice ice cubes.
    3. Stir thoroughly and pour into a martini glass.
    4. Garnish with bee pollen granules dusted on top.