Apple Martini

Apple Martini
The Spruce
  • Total: 3 mins
  • Prep: 3 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 cocktail (1 serving)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
241 Calories
0g Fat
38g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1 cocktail (1 serving)
Amount per serving
Calories 241
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 3mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Dietary Fiber 7g 24%
Protein 1g
Calcium 18mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

The apple martini (or appletini) is a sweet, delicious cocktail that's fun to mix up and share with friends. Whether you're looking for a sweet and sour, electric green drink, or one with an authentic apple flavor, there's an apple martini recipe to fit your taste.

Appletinis are among the most popular fruit martinis in the modern bar. The recipes most often use vodka and are quite diverse. The fruit flavor may come from an apple liqueur or brandy, and some recipes use apple cider or juice instead.

Sour apple martinis use green apple schnapps and are a favorite for many drinkers. If you're looking for the greenest color in your appletini, this is an ideal recipe. Since this particular flavor of schnapps can be quite sweet, a touch of lemon juice adds balance.

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Ingredients

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Apple Martini ingredients
  2. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice cubes, pour the ingredients. Shake well.

    Apple martini ingredients in a shaker.
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  3. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with an apple slice.

    2 homemade apple martinis.
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  4. Serve and enjoy!

Tips

  • The sweetness of apple schnapps varies, and the lemon juice should be adjusted accordingly. For instance, with Bols Sour Apple, the recipe's lemon should be just about perfect. If, however, you opt for the tart bite of DeKuyper's Sour Apple Pucker, try it with just a splash of lemon at first.
  • When cutting an apple slice garnish, dip it in lemon juice. This will preserve the color and keep it from turning yellow once exposed to oxygen.
  • An elegant lemon twist is a good garnish option as well.

Recipe Variations

  • For the simplest variation, pour a flavored vodka. Citrus and pear are two nice options that will pair nicely with the apple. A caramel-flavored vodka would be an excellent match for any appletini as well.
  • Make a dry apple martini by combining 1 1/2 ounces premium vodka and 1/2 ounce each apple liqueur or calvados (apple brandy) and dry vermouth. Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.
  • For a semi-sweet appletini, shake and strain 1 1/2 ounces citrus vodka with 3/4 ounce apple liqueur and 1/2 ounce orange liqueur into a chilled cocktail glass.
  • An apple cider martini provides a true fruit flavor. The recipe adds ginger liqueur and velvet falernum for an interesting twist.
  • Similarly, vanilla liqueur sweetens up the mix in this apple pie martini while cinnamon gives it a nice spice.
  • If whiskey's your thing, try the famous Washington apple with Crown Royal or the green Dublin apple cocktail with Irish whiskey.
  • Tequila is an option as well. This caramel apple pie recipe includes butterscotch schnapps and apple cider.

How Strong Is an Apple Martini?

It's very rare to find an apple martini that is considered low-proof. On average, you can expect these drinks to have an alcohol content around 25 percent ABV (50 proof) That's pretty potent and the sweetness can actually make your taste buds crave more. Keep this in mind because it's very easy to have one too many of these delicious drinks.