Salted Caramel Apple Martini

Salted Caramel Apple Martini

In Florida the signs of fall are often found only in the food stores where pumpkins, gourds and apples abound. Since I am a dessert fan, I often seek out the caramel apples to appease my fall sweet tooth. Combining this love of a tart apple coated with sweet caramel with the fact that I have never been a big fan of the classic appletini, led me on a martini mission: Create a special appletini that I really like – the Salted Caramel Apple Martini.

Salted Caramel Apple Martini

Ingredients

Martini:
(Makes approximately two drinks)
4 ounces vodka
4 ounces sour apple schnapps liqueur
4 ounces apple juice
1 ounce sweet & sour drink mix

Garnish:
caramel apple sundae syrup (NOTE: make sure to look for the syrup marked sundae syrup since it is thicker)
fine sea salt
granny smith apple

Directions:
First, garnish the glass with caramel sundae syrup. I found that the sundae syrup, found near the ice cream aisle of the grocery store, is thicker and sticks better to the glass than regular caramel syrup.

To coat the inside of the glass, place the spout of the caramel syrup to the inside edge of the glass and slowly pour the syrup, rotating the glass as you go.

Then, sprinkle fine sea salt onto the caramel coated glass. This cuts the sweetness a bit and the salt pairs oh so nicely with the caramel.

Next, slice up a granny smith apple. You will need at least one slice per drink. Set apple slices aside. The apple will brown quickly so cut apple right before making the martini. It won’t brown once in the drink.

Then, measure out all the liquid martini ingredients and put them into your martini shaker with some ice.

Finally, shake and strain into garnished martini glass and top with an apple slice.

Enjoy!

You may find that some of the caramel sinks to the bottom of the glass. So, once you finish the drink, dip the apple slice into this delicious salted caramel! You are also allowed to simply use your finger. I know I did!

Happy Halloween!

Katherine

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Salted Caramel Apple Martini

Yield: 2 Martinis

Ingredients:

MARTINI
(Makes approximately two drinks)
4 ounces vodka
4 ounces sour apple schnapps liqueur
4 ounces apple juice
1 ounce sweet & sour drink mix

GARNISH
caramel apple sundae syrup (NOTE: make sure to look for the syrup marked sundae syrup since it is thicker)
fine sea salt
granny smith apple

Directions:

First, garnish the glass with caramel sundae syrup. I found that the sundae syrup, found near the ice cream aisle of the grocery store, is thicker and sticks better to the glass than regular caramel syrup.

To coat the inside of the glass, place the spout of the caramel syrup to the inside edge of the glass and slowly pour the syrup, rotating the glass as you go.

Then, sprinkle fine sea salt onto the caramel coated glass. This cuts the sweetness a bit and the salt pairs oh so nicely with the caramel.

Next, slice up a granny smith apple. You will need at least one slice per drink. Set apple slices aside. The apple will brown quickly so cut apple right before making the martini. It won't brown once in the drink.

Then, measure out all the liquid martini ingredients and put them into your martini shaker with some ice.

Finally, shake and strain into garnished martini glass and top with an apple slice.

Enjoy!

You may find that some of the caramel sinks to the bottom of the glass. So, once you finish the drink, dip the apple slice into this delicious salted caramel! You are also allowed to simply use your finger. I know I did!

Katherine Montgomery

Katherine is a professional graphic designer and amateur mixologist. She has infinite patience and pays uncanny attention to the most minute details to make the world around her more beautiful. Whether ensuring that a picture frame is properly hung or making one of her delicious signature cocktails, rest assured that everything becomes just a bit (or a lot) prettier in Katherine’s hands. It is no surprise that she has a knack for planning great events like bridal showers and birthday parties, putting her in good company with the rest of the Live Pretty family. Katherine also has an excellent eye for interior design, a skill she is fine-tuning following the purchase of her first home.

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