Friday, October 5, 2012

Apple Pie Martini

Apple Pie Martini

Sure it's autumn and it's apple season and we've been baking them into cakes and tossing them into salads. Sometimes we even get a little crazy and just eat them as they are! When I was growing up my mother would frequently make me an afternoon snack of apple slices and cottage cheese...and yes, I loved it. Sometimes I still make it for myself although I can't quite seem to get Brian excited about the cottage cheese...

Apple Pie Martini
But today's recipe is not about childhood treats but, rather, a very adult one. Apples make great cocktails. Oh sure, you've probably seen those neon green apple martinis in trendy bars (what on earth is causing that color??) but this refreshing drink uses natural apple juice and lots of fragrant cinnamon. An absolutely perfect autumn cocktail. Cheers!

Per Serving:
2 oz. Vanilla vodka
1 1/2 oz. Unsweetened apple juice
1/2 oz. Simple syrup
1/2 oz. Lemon juice
Pinch of cinnamon

Combine all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker.  Fill with ice, shake well and pour into a chilled cocktail glass.  Garnish with a slice or two of apple.

18 comments:

  1. Fantastic martini for autumn!

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  2. What a great recipe, Anita. Very unique and oh so delicious! :)

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  3. Is it odd that I want one and it's 6 a.m.??

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  4. Just so happens I have all the ingredients and I am making this tonight. Or maybe this afternoon. It is Friday after all.

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  5. I can like almost smell this. How do you do that?!

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  6. I despise the neon green stuff; it's so artificial. I really don't know how people can drink the stuff.

    This cocktail looks so refreshing. I made a version of this last year. I infused the vodka with fresh apples and a few cinnamon sticks. It was amazing. I can't wait to try your version. I love vanilla vodka.

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  7. Grogeous garnish on this drink, Anita. Excellent discretion with the vanilla vodka too - this is perfect for Autumn entertainment or a cozy evening on the porch wrapped in a blanket.

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  8. Delicious! I'd take an apple cocktail any day of the week. Thank you for sharing with me.

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  9. This looks so amazing..and so fall-ish!!

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  10. This looks like it was made for the fall season 5:00 PM unwind.

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  11. Love the vanilla vodka in this cocktail! And the cinnamon balances out the sweetness of the vodka and apple juice! I'll be making this one soon!

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  12. I would so much rather have this martini than the neon green variety! It looks delish!

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  13. Sounds like a winner to me! Apple juice + booze = I'll have 4.

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  14. Mmmm mmm! Looks so warming for a crisp fall day! I just made a big batch of Hard Cider Sangria, so I am right there with you on the apple kick!

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  15. I would never have thought to use apples in a drink, but this sounds fantastic. Perfect for a cool fall evening with the fire going.

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  16. Oooh much better than those bright green martinis. This looks delicious!

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