Applebee's International, Inc. is the leader in the casual dining segment of the United States restaurant marketplace. The company franchises and operates more than 1,100 restaurants under the Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar name, about a quarter of which it owns. The eateries offer moderately priced, high-quality food and drink for all ages in a friendly, informal atmosphere. Applebee's is continuing to expand, with 1,800 outlets the company's stated goal. A smaller restaurant format has been designed for areas with populations under 25,000, to facilitate penetration of previously untapped markets.
1 1/4 ounces silver tequila
1/4 ounce reposade tequila
1/2 ounce simple syrup
1/2 ounce lime juice
1 1/2 ounces liquid sweet and sour cocktail mix
4 ounces orange juice
1/2 ounce grenadine
maraschino cherry (to garnish)
Fill a 10-ounce martini glass with ice and add cold water to chill the glass.
Drop desired amount (a handful should do) of ice into a shaker.
Add tequilas, simple syrup, lime juice, sweet and sour, and orange juice; shake well.
Dump ice that was in glass out and strain drink into it.
Drop the cherry into the drink and serve it up with the grenadine on the side in a shot glass.