Apple Martini

The Apple Martini, or β€œAppletini,” is a sweet, tart cocktail that has gained popularity for its crisp apple flavor and vibrant green color. It’s a twist on the classic martini and usually consists of vodka, apple liqueur, and a splash of lemon juice to balance the sweetness. Here’s a straightforward recipe to make an Apple Martini at home.


  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 1 1/2 ounces apple liqueur (such as apple schnapps or apple pucker)
  • 1/4 ounce lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
  • Ice cubes
  • Apple slice or maraschino cherry for garnish


  1. Chill the Glass: Begin by chilling your martini glass in the freezer for a few minutes. This step is optional but recommended for the best experience.
  2. Mix Ingredients: In a cocktail shaker, add ice, vodka, apple liqueur, and lemon juice. The lemon juice adds a nice tartness that balances the sweetness of the liqueur.
  3. Shake: Secure the lid on the shaker and shake vigorously for about 15 seconds. The goal is to chill the liquid thoroughly and mix the ingredients well.
  4. Strain and Serve: Strain the mixture into the chilled martini glass. Ensure to strain out the ice so that your martini is smooth and cold.
  5. Garnish: Garnish with an apple slice on the rim of the glass or drop a maraschino cherry into the drink for a splash of color and added sweetness.
  6. Enjoy: Serve immediately and enjoy the crisp, refreshing taste of your Apple Martini.


  • Vodka Choice: Use a good quality vodka for the best taste. For an extra apple kick, you could use apple-flavored vodka in place of regular vodka.
  • Adjust to Taste: You can adjust the ratio of apple liqueur to vodka depending on how sweet or strong you prefer your cocktail.
  • Garnish Options: A thin slice of green apple makes a beautiful garnish that complements the flavors of the drink. Alternatively, a twist of lemon peel can add a zesty flair.

The Apple Martini is perfect for parties, as a pre-dinner cocktail, or whenever you’re in the mood for something sweet, tart, and irresistibly fruity.

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