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Apple Cider Martini (with yummy variations!)

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Apple Cider Martini is an easy cocktail recipe with delicious fall flavors of apple with hints of spices and cinnamon. Depending on the flavor of apple cider you choose, this fall cocktail will taste like crisp apples or a deliciously cozy apple pie martini.

Garnish with a cinnamon stick, apple slice and enjoy this easy fall cocktail.

Apple Cider Martini with a fresh slice of apple and a cinnamon stick for garnish. Grey Goose Vodka bottle and caraft of apple cider in background.

Apple Cider Martini

This Apple Cider Martini recipe is ideal for a fall evening cocktail. It’s the time of year when we break out the fall decor, crave apple pie and make a delicious apple cider cocktail after a long day.

Since this apple cider cocktail is so easy to make, it would be perfect as a signature cocktail to serve at Thanksgiving or any fall party.

Simply combine the perfect amount of apple cider and vodka for a stout and delicious fall martini.

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What is the Best Vodka for an Apple Cider Martini?

Vodka Martinis, like a classic martini, are strong drink recipes. In this Apple Cider Vodka Martini, there is an equal amount of vodka and cider. Using good quality vodka is crucial to creating a smooth fall cocktail.

Make sure to choose Grey Goose Vodka or one of similar quality. Grey Goose is a smooth vodka, easy to drink and doesn’t have the harsh bite of lesser quality vodkas.

Apple Cider Vodka Martini showcasing Grey Goose Vodka.

Can I Use Apple Juice Instead of Apple Cider?

Yes, apple juice is an easy substitute for apple cider!

Apple juice is basically apple cider that is more filtered, not leaving any apple pulp and is pasteurized so it will last longer. Both apple cider and apple juice are readily available this time of the year at local grocery stores, so choose the one you prefer.

Should I Use Regular Apple Cider or Spiced Apple Cider?

The choice is yours, but I prefer the spiced apple cider. Spiced apple cider includes extra flavors such as cinnamon and nutmeg.

If you choose regular apple cider this martini will taste of light crisp apples. If you choose the spiced apple cider, it becomes more of a cozy apple pie martini and I’m a fan of the apple pie martini flavors!

I use pre-made spiced apple cider, but if you want to make your own, here’s a recipe for homemade apple cider.

Apple Cider Martini top view of martini glass.

 

Apple Cider Martini Recipe Ingredients

  • Grey Goose Vodka
  • Spiced Apple Cider
  • Cinnamon Stick (garnish)
  • Fresh Apple Slice (garnish)

Variations:

  • Add a caramel flavor to your apple cider martini. Substitute the Grey Goose Vodka with a Caramel Vodka and turn it into a caramel apple martini.
  • Add a sugar rim to your martini glass. Dip the rim of the glass in simple syrup or caramel sauce first. Then dip in brown sugar or cinnamon sugar.
  • If it’s too stout for your liking, add a splash of sweeteners such as simple syrup or triple sec.
  • If you don’t have a cinnamon stick, sprinkle ground cinnamon on top.

Apple Cider Vodka Martini ingredients displayed on table top.

 

How to Make an Apple Cider Martini

Here are the easy step-by-step instructions to make an apple cider vodka martini:

Step 1: Grab your cocktail shaker and add a half cup of ice.

Step 2: Add 3 oz of Grey Goose Vodka and 3 oz of Spiced Apple Cider.

Step 3: Stir the ingredients until chilled. You can shake it as well, but it’ll take a minute or two for the froth to dissipate.

Tip: You can chill your ingredients first and simply mix the apple cider and vodka in the martini glass. Stir ingredients with the cinnamon stick.

Pouring vodka into glass.

Step 4: Strain into a martini glass.

Step 5: Garnish with a cinnamon stick and a fresh slice of apple.

Tip: If you don’t have a cinnamon stick, lightly sprinkle the top with ground cinnamon.

Apple Cider Martini garnished with cinnamon stick and green apple slice.

 

This Apple Cider Martini recipe is full of fall flavors and made with smooth vodka. It’s a wonderful time to enjoy fall cocktails, especially apple cider cocktails, with family and friends.

Cheers!

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Apple Cider Martini

Apple Cider Martini

Apple Cider Martini is an easy cocktail recipe with delicious fall flavors of apple with hints of spices and cinnamon. Depending on the flavor of apple cider you choose, this fall cocktail will taste like crisp apples or a deliciously cozy apple pie martini.

Garnish with a cinnamon stick, apple slice and enjoy this easy fall cocktail.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 oz Vodka (Grey Goose or similar quality)
  • 3 oz Spiced Apple Cider
  • Cinnamon Stick
  • Slice of Apple (garnish)

Instructions

  1. Add half cup of ice to a cocktail shaker.
  2. Pour in Vodka and Apple Cider.
  3. Stir Ingredients.
  4. Strain into a martini glass.
  5. Garnish with a cinnamon stick and apple slice.

Notes

Tip: You can chill your ingredients first and simply mix the apple cider and vodka in the martini glass. Stir ingredients with the cinnamon stick.

Tip: If you don't have a cinnamon stick, lightly sprinkle the top with ground cinnamon.

See the article for several delicious variations.

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