Vanilla & Apple Martini

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Vanilla & Apple Martini

This autumnal twist on a Martini features a classic combination of apple, lemon, vanilla and cinnamon, balanced with the icy dryness of vodka. The Vanilla & Apple Martini is warm, spicy and subtly tart, making it a brilliant choice for a wintry bar hire.

Vodka, Apple Juice, Lemon juice, Vanilla Syrup, Cinnamon.

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The Vanilla & Apple Martini is yet another spin on the most famous cocktail, the Martini.

With its light citrusy notes, this is a far cry from the original, but using classic flavour combinations—vodka and apple, apple and cinnamon, lemon and vanilla—it retains the balance and elegance of its forebear.

Martinis come in all sorts of colours and flavours, what unites this wide family of cocktails is their base spirit—nearly always vodka or gin, and their eponymous vessel; the Martini glass. With such diversity its entirely possible to design a whole menu around this celebrated style of cocktail, with drinks ranging from fruity and sweet, to citrusy and tart all the way to strong and devilishly dry, there is a martini to suit everybody’s tastes.

If you’re planning a Martini-styled menu and want to feature the Vanilla & Apple Martini, some other firm favourites include the ever popular Espresso Martini, a moreish mix of vodka, coffee liqueur and strong, fresh espresso; the zingy enlivening Breakfast Martini, a zesty mixture of gin, lemon, triple sec and marmalade; or even the modern favourite; the Pornstar Martini, a luxurious mixture of vodka, passion fruit and vanilla.

With its warm apple-pie spice, the Vanilla & Apple Martini makes a great choice for an autumn or winter bar hire, the cinnamon gives it a subtle christmassy note and its natural elegance make it perfect for a glamorous winter event. There are a host of other winter-warmer cocktails that could be served alongside the Vanilla & Apple Martini, some of our favourites include the Maple Leaf; a short, smooth mixture of rich bourbon and maple syrup, or the Sidecar; an old French classic combining cognac and spiced orange liqueur.

Martinis are a popular and stylish drink for a bar hire but they do tend to be quite strong, the Vanilla & Apple Martini is lower in alcohol than many of its cousins so it’s a good choice to round out a heady Martini menu. You could always consider serving some beers, low alcohol, or even alcohol free cocktails alongside your Martinis as well, with loads of great mocktails and classically styled high-balls that could match the poise of the Martini.

If you’re eager to serve a Vanilla & Apple Martini at your bar hire and want to know more about what drinks you could feature alongside it, be sure to speak to your event organiser, or check out some other vodka based, wintery and Martini-style cocktails from our list.


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Ingredients & Equipment

For vodka cocktails, it’s always worth using a classic, dry vodka like Stolichnaya or Wyborowa, these rye based vodkas from Russia and Poland respectively, both have a smooth, dry, almost imperceptible flavour, especially when served ice cold.

These vodkas are perfect for cocktails and fairly inexpensive when compared to many premium-vodka brands whilst still being of the highest quality.


  • 50ml Vodka
  • 25ml Apple Juice
  • 10ml Lemon juice
  • 12.5ml Vanilla Syrup
  • Cinnamon for Garnish


  • Shaker
  • Jigger/Measure
  • Hawthorne Strainer
  • Fine Strainer
  • Mexican Elbow
  • Cinnamon Shaker
  • Blowtorch
  • Martini Glass or Coupette
  • Cubed Ice

Combine all ingredients in a shaker and fill with cubed ice.Shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds and double strain. Use a blowtorch to flame cinnamon over the cocktail before serving.

  • Chill your glass in the freezer or fill it with ice
  • Take your Boston glass or small tin
  • Using your jigger to measure, add the vodka, apple juice and vanilla syrup to the shaker
  • Using your Mexican elbow and a jigger to measure, squeeze 10ml of lemon juice and add it to the shaker
  • Fill your shaker with cubed ice and seal using your Boston tin or lid
  • Shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds or until your tin is very cold
  • Remove your glass from the freezer or empty it of ice if necessary
  • Using your Hawthorne strainer and your fine strainer, double strain your cocktail into your chilled Martini glass or coupette
  • Carefully, light your blowtorch and hold the flame a few inches above your cocktail
  • Lightly dust cinnamon over the lit blowtorch, into the cocktail, the cinnamon will sparkle as it burns and take on a warm roasted flavour
  • Serve and enjoy!



Fancy learning some of the core techniques that go into making the perfect Vanilla & Apple Martini? Join us on one of our range of cocktail making masterclasses.

We’re strong advocates of experience and it’s crucial role to picking up and applying knowledge. That’s why we deliver each of our range of cocktail making classes in as interactive a fashion as possible – providing a fully-equipped bar station for each of our guests, in turn giving them a great opportunity to really get to grips with the professional-standard equipment and ingredients at hand. On top of this, the fact that there will never be more than 5 guests to any one bar limits the time spent standing around as much as possible, meaning nobody’s experience is compromised.

The open-to-the-public variety of our cocktail making classes run every Friday and Saturday at our sister company and permanent home on Shoreditch’s Kingsland Road, TT Liquor, which houses a range of fully-equipped cocktail making studios.

 We also offer the option of taking things private if you’re part of a group of 6 or more aspiring mixologists. Our mobile cocktail class service allows us to take our portable bars on the road with us to any location across London, the UK and beyond. We have over a decade of experience and in that time we’ve held classes half way up the Shard, in a client’s back garden, and even as far afield as the Scottish Highlands.

If any of this sounds right up your street, please don’t hesitate to give us a call on 020 8003 7982 and one of our dedicated events organisers will happily talk you through some your options, as well as answer any queries you may have about our services.