How to Make an Apple Martini

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Learn how to make an apple martini that's full of fresh flavor and will delight your party guests!

This wonderful martini recipe uses the fresh, bright flavors of tangy green apples and tart lemon combined with a simple homemade syrup.

It produces a refreshing cocktail you'll love, particularly during the warmer months. And it's a great addition to parties, with a cool crisp vibe perfect for summer BBQs, but a gorgeous taste of apples that won't be out of place at a fall function either!

Caramel Apple Martini Photo

Note: This recipe needs a juicer in order to extract the juice from the fresh apple. If you don't have one - or you just want to save yourself a few minutes - use a 1/3 cup of store bought unsweetened apple juice instead.

Other ways to flavor an apple martini

This recipe relies on fresh apple for its flavor - but there are lots of other ingredients you can try.

Green apple schnapps is good. It does produce quite a sweet flavor so - as with the recipe below - we'd recommend adding a little lemon juice too.

Apple brandy (Calvados) adds a robust flavor with quite a punch. Try mixing 1/2 ounce of apple brandy and half an ounce of dry vermouth with 1 1/2 ounces of vodka for a deliciously dry apple martini with an unforgettable flavor. 

Caramel Apple Martini Picture

Vodka variations

Whilst this recipe calls for unflavored vodka, you might want to try mixing things up a little and using a flavored one instead!

Pear-flavored vodka goes perfectly with apple and citrus works well too. For a party in the cooler months, why not try a caramel flavored vodka for a warm and wintry touch!

Caramel Apple Martini Image

Preparing your apple martini ahead of time

If you plan to serve your apple martini at a party, you may want to prepare it ahead of time, giving you more time to spend with your guests!

To do this, just chill the martinis in a pitcher or large bottle. If you want to use the apple peel as a garnish, be sure to dip it first in lemon juice. This will preserve its bright green color and stop it turning brown.

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How to Make an Apple Martini

  2 Servings


  • 1 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 medium Green Apple, peeled (peels reserved)
  • 2 tablespoons Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 4 ounces Vodka


  1. Put the sugar, a cup of water, and 3/4 of the apple peel into a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil.
  2. Continue to heat, stirring occasionally, for around 5 minutes until the sugar has dissolved. 
  3. Pour the syrup into a medium bowl over an ice bath and stand, stirring from time to time, until cool. 
  4. Strain through a fine sieve into another bowl and throw away any solids.
  5. Cut the apple into chunks and press it through an electric juicer into a small bowl. 
  6. Drain through a fine sieve into another bowl and throw away any solids.
  7. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and pour in the vodka, 2 ounces of the syrup, and 1/3 cup of the apple juice. 
  8. Shake well then divide between 2 martini glasses. Garnish with remaining apple strips if required.
Source: Martha Stewart
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Author: The Editors at Food Fanatic
Source: Martha Stewart
Recipe Yields: 2 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 6 oz
Servings Per Recipe 2

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 0
Calories 554

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g
  Saturated Fat 0g
Sodium 1mg
Total Carbohydrate 110g
  Dietary Fiber 2g
  Sugars 106g
Protein 0g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.