Take a twist on your classic martini by adding apple cider and a rim of delicious caramel sauce!
We’ve hit cocktail week here on the little blog! I know, I know… I didn’t warn you about cocktail week, sorry.
But truthfully, I didn’t even know it was going to happen until I looked at my content calendar and noticed that I loaded the last two weeks of the year with fun holiday and new year cocktails.
All cocktails and no food. Yep, that’s just how I roll.
I’m not the type of blogger to follow all the current trends or try and do all the same things that everyone else is doing. I want to blog on my own terms and about what I want.
Even if that means I’m a few weeks late (according to Pinterest trends and the social media “gods”) posting things for holidays or whatever. I like to post things that I enjoy and actually eat and drink around the times that I actually eat and drink them.
It’s only natural.
So since I still have apple cider leftover in the fridge, I thought, why not make a delish apple cider martini? Here in Michigan, I can really get apple cider anytime of year – though I cannot get peaches like I could living in Florida – oh well.
I had a great idea for a peach cocktail of some type but without fresh peaches, it ain’t gunna happen (in my best southern voice). So I will improvise with what is available to me in the winter in Michigan and it will still be amazing.
Anyway, back to the apple cider martini – just like my apple cider waffles I made a little while back, this martini might just be my new favorite.
Normally I’m more of a very dry martini kinda girl… but these were a nice twist on a my classic martini and I’m sure they will be for you too.
You can also enjoy these warmed up, if you would prefer. Just make sure to warm the mixture over the stove and do not boil it or you won’t have any alcohol left… and that’s no fun.
- 4 oz vodka
- 6 oz apple cider
- 1 oz applejack
- caramel sauce for rim
- Pour some caramel sauce on a shallow plate and dip the rim of your martini glass, turning to make sure the entire rim is covered.
- Add vodka, apple cider, and applejack to drink shaker and shake until combined, 5-10 seconds.
- Pour mixture into martini glasses and garnish with a dusting of cinnamon and cinnamon sticks, if desired.