Cocktail Hour: Awesome Apple Martini

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Last week, I told you about all the different apple martinis I was planning to make, so here is the first one!  This was called the Awesome Apple Martini, so I was excited to see how awesome it really was! 

This recipe caught my eye because it actually used real apple juice to flavor the cocktail.  Here’s what you need:

* 1 oz. apple schnapps
* 1 oz. vodka
* 1 oz. apple juice
* 1 slice Granny Smith apple for garnish

(see the full recipe here!)

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The ingredients were simple; just throw the ingredients together in a cocktail shaker with ice, mix, and strain into a martini glass.  Garnish with an apple, if possible; I didn’t happen to have one on hand.

I don’t know what color I expected this martini to be, but I definitely wasn’t expecting neon green.  It kind of looked like something an alien would drink.  It smelled great, however, so I dove in!

The first sip was definitely a delight!  You could taste each ingredient; the vodka, the apple schnapps, and the apple juice, but they also blended together very well.  What I really liked about this drink was that it had some natural apple flavor to it. So many apple martinis have apple pucker/schnapps and just that.  After a few sips, those drinks can start to taste too artificial and too sweet.  The apple juice in this martini made it really easy to keep sipping and enjoying.

I would make this drink again in a second (next time with some fun apple garnishes!)  It’d be a fun drink at a martini party or even a Halloween party!  Call it “green slime” or something and you’ve got an instant Halloween hit!

Next week, I’ll move further down my list of apple martinis and try a different variation.  See you then!

Here are some more delicious martini recipes:
Rum Martini
Angel Martini
Smurf Martini
Godiva Martini
Surfer Martini

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