Cocktail Corner: Fresh Apple Martini

I love sour apple martinis.  It was my signature drink in college but I always instructed the bartender to go easy on the Apple Pucker mix and add a splash of lime.  Sometimes I would have to add the lime myself because some bartenders don't take kindly to being told what to do, especially by college students.  It is now several years post college and I can't recall the last time I had an apple martini at a bar.  I have, however, taken to making my own at home.


  • Granny  Smith Apple
  • Lime
  • Vodka 
  • Simple sugar (Equal parts sugar and water)


  • 1.5 ounces Fresh Apple Juice
  • 1 Ounce Vodka
  • .5 Ounce Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1 teaspoon of simple sugar (optional)
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How to:

Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker then add ice. Shake vigorously for a few seconds.  Pour into a chilled cocktail glass.  Garnish with a thin slice of apple.  (I make mine without the simple sugar but my girlfriends prefer a little sweetener.)

The Fresh Apple Martini is a far cry for the somewhat artificial taste of my college day martinis but somehow I think this is the version I always wanted.

Posted on February 17, 2014 .