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"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.."

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Apple & Vanilla Martini

This autumnal twist on a Martini features a classic combination of apple, lemon, vanilla and cinnamon, balanced with the icy dryness of vodka to form a warm, spicy and subtly tart cocktail.

Method

Chill a martini glass/coupette in the freezer, or fill it with ice.

Find 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 the 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 ice if necessary.

Using your Hawthorne strainer and your fine strainer, double strain your cocktail into your chilled martini glass/coupette.

Carefully, light your blowtorch and hold the flames a few inches above your cocktail. Lightly dust cinnamon over the lit blowtorch and into the cocktail. The cinnamon will sparkle as it burns and your drink will take on a warm roasted flavour.

Serve and enjoy!

Equipment

Shaker
Jigger/Measure
Hawthorne Strainer
Fine Strainer
Mexican Elbow
Cinnamon Shaker
Blowtorch
Cubed Ice

History

This a neo-martini, a drink labelled with the martini tag whilst not strictly speaking a martini, that were popularised in the 1990’s.

Though Wikipedia attributes the creation of the ‘Appletini’ to Lola’s restaurant in LA, it didn’t feature on their menu until 1996, three years after the Apple Martini recipe was printed in Bob Sennet’s Complete World Bartender Guide.

Allergens
No common allergens to be found, although, since every body is different, we advise you check out this recipe's ingredients list just to be sure!
Ingredients

50ml Vodka

25ml Apple Juice

10ml Lemon juice

12.5ml Vanilla Syrup

Cinnamon for Garnish

Times:

Prep: 2 Minutes

Make: 30 Seconds

Total: 2 Minutes and 30 Seconds

Calories:

177 Calories

Servings:

Serves 1

Method

Chill a martini glass/coupette in the freezer, or fill it with ice.

Find 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 the 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 ice if necessary.

Using your Hawthorne strainer and your fine strainer, double strain your cocktail into your chilled martini glass/coupette.

Carefully, light your blowtorch and hold the flames a few inches above your cocktail. Lightly dust cinnamon over the lit blowtorch and into the cocktail. The cinnamon will sparkle as it burns and your drink will take on a warm roasted flavour.

Serve and enjoy!

Equipment

Shaker
Jigger/Measure
Hawthorne Strainer
Fine Strainer
Mexican Elbow
Cinnamon Shaker
Blowtorch
Cubed Ice

History

This a neo-martini, a drink labelled with the martini tag whilst not strictly speaking a martini, that were popularised in the 1990’s.

Though Wikipedia attributes the creation of the ‘Appletini’ to Lola’s restaurant in LA, it didn’t feature on their menu until 1996, three years after the Apple Martini recipe was printed in Bob Sennet’s Complete World Bartender Guide.

Allergens
No common allergens to be found, although, since every body is different, we advise you check out this recipe's ingredients list just to be sure!
Recommended

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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