in , , ,

Apple Pie Martini

Apple Pie Martini

Fall brings a bounty of flavors, and one of the best ways to enjoy them is through a delightful cocktail like the Apple Pie Martini. As a bartender, I’ve mixed my fair share of drinks, and this one stands out. It captures the essence of apple pie—warm, comforting, and irresistibly sweet—in a sophisticated, grown-up drink. It’s perfect for those who love the idea of sipping on their favorite dessert.

This post may include affiliate links; for details, see our disclosure policy

Tasting Notes

The Apple Pie Martini is a harmonious blend of flavors that’ll remind you of freshly baked apple pie. You’ll first notice the sweet and tart taste of apples, followed by a hint of cinnamon and vanilla, giving it that authentic pie flavor. The creamy texture and the warming sensation of the vodka make it a cozy drink for chilly evenings.

Equipment and Glassware

To make this cocktail, you’ll need a shaker, a strainer, and a measuring jigger. As for the glassware, a chilled martini glass is perfect. It not only looks elegant but also enhances the drinking experience, keeping the cocktail at the right temperature.

Ingredients

  • 1 oz vanilla vodka
  • 1 oz Fireball cinnamon whiskey
  • 4 oz apple cider
  • ½ oz half and half
  • Caramel sauce
  • Whipped cream (optional garnish)
  • Cinnamon sugar (optional garnish)
  • Cinnamon stick (optional garnish)
  • Apple slice (optional garnish)

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine vodka, Fireball, apple cider, half and half, and caramel sauce.
  2. Add ice to the shaker and shake vigorously for 30 seconds until well combined.
  3. Squeeze more caramel syrup into a martini glass as a garnish, or use the caramel sauce and cinnamon sugar for a sugar rim.
  4. Pour the Apple Pie Martini into the prepared martini glass.
  5. Garnish with your options, like whipped cream, cinnamon sugar, a cinnamon stick, or an apple slice.
See also  Vegas Bomb

Pro Tips

  • For an extra touch of flavor, add a dash of ground cinnamon or nutmeg to the shaker before mixing.
  • Use high-quality apple cider for a richer apple flavor.
  • Chill your martini glass in the freezer for about 15 minutes before serving for the best experience.

When to Serve

The Apple Pie Martini is perfect for autumn gatherings, Thanksgiving, or any occasion when you crave something sweet and comforting. It’s also a great choice for dessert cocktails at dinner parties.

Which Liquor Brands to Choose

Brands such as Absolut Vanilia and Smirnoff Vanilla are excellent choices for vanilla vodka because of their authentic and smooth flavor. When it comes to the cinnamon schnapps, either Goldschlager or Fireball provide the ideal combination of sweetness and heat.

Similar Cocktails

  • Pumpkin Martini: For those who love pumpkin flavors.
  • Maple Bacon Old Fashioned: For a stronger, bourbon-based option.
  • Apple Cider Mimosa: A festive and refreshing cocktail that combines apple cider with sparkling wine or champagne, often garnished with a sugar rim or apple slices.
  • Apple Cider Whisky Punch: A cozy and warming punch made with apple cider, whisky (often bourbon or rye), and various spices like cinnamon and cloves.
  • Crown Apple Mimosa: A unique take on the traditional mimosa, this version uses Crown Royal Apple, a Canadian whisky infused with apple flavors, mixed with sparkling wine or champagne.

History

The Apple Pie Martini, like many modern cocktails, is a creative twist on classic flavors. It began appearing in bars and restaurants as mixologists looked to capture the essence of beloved desserts in drink form. Its popularity soars during the fall but remains a favored choice year-round for its comforting taste and elegant presentation.

Apple Pie Martini

Apple Pie Martini

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
5 from 3 votes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple cider, Apple Pie Martini, half and half, vanilla vodka, Vodka, Whiskey
Servings: 1
Author: Paul Kushner
Savor the taste of fall with our Apple Pie Martini recipe, blending sweet apple cider, vanilla vodka, and cinnamon for a cozy, dessert-inspired cocktail.

Ingredients

  • 1 oz vanilla vodka
  • 1 oz Fireball cinnamon whiskey
  • 4 oz apple cider
  • ½ oz half and half
  • Caramel sauce
  • Whipped cream optional garnish
  • Cinnamon sugar optional garnish
  • Cinnamon stick optional garnish
  • Apple slice optional garnish

Instructions

  • In a cocktail shaker, combine vodka, Fireball, apple cider, half and half, and caramel sauce.
  • Add ice to the shaker and shake vigorously for 30 seconds until well combined.
  • Squeeze more caramel syrup into a martini glass as a garnish, or use the caramel sauce and cinnamon sugar for a sugar rim.
  • Pour the Apple Pie Martini into the prepared martini glass.
  • Garnish with your options like whipped cream, cinamon sugar, a cinnamon stick, or an apple slice.
Tried this recipe?Leave a comment and let us know how it was!
Apple Pie Martini
Please drink responsibly, be fully accountable with your alcohol consumption, and show others respect.

Leave a Reply

Avatar

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating




Paul Kushner

Written by Paul Kushner

Founder and CEO of MyBartender. Graduated from Penn State University. He always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. His restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time he turned 17 he was serving tables, and by 19 he was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, Paul opened his first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

Follow them on LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, Youtube, Google Guide and MuckRack.

pot o gold martini

Pot O’ Gold Martini

rum runner cocktail with ingredients at the background

Rum Runner