This process essay is titled "How to Make the Perfect Apple Martini". I wrote it for my English Compositions 1 class. It is about 540 words and got an 85.

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Process Essay

How to make the perfect apple martini:

The first step in making an apple martini is to be prepared. Make sure you have all the necessary ingredients at hand. For this specific drink you will need: Grey Goose vodka (I said it would be perfect, not cheap!), Motts apple juice, green apple Pucker, a thinly sliced green apple wedge, and ice. Once you have the ingredients ready you will then need to make sure you have the appropriate tools. The tools needed are: a mixing glass, a bar ice scoop, a shot glass, a stirring rod, a strainer, and the martini glass (it wouldn't be a real martini without one). When making the martini one must consider many things... mainly taste, color, and alcohol content. You don't want it to be too strong, or watered down.

Now it's time to get to work. The first step is to simply measure out one level bar scoop full of ice and plunk it down into the mixing glass.

Secondly fill the shot glass to the rim with vodka, and dump it over the ice. (Make sure to dump the shot, you wouldn't want all the vodka dribbling down the side of the shot glass.) Follow the same procedure for the shot of Pucker, and again with the shot of apple juice. There should be equal parts of all three liquids inside the mixing glass now. You are now done with the shot glass, and bottles. It is a good idea to get these out of the way so you have more room for mixing the drink.

Now take the stirring rod and place it inside the mixing glass. Put your hand over the mouth of the glass, and stir it no more than ten times. (If you stir...