The Perfect Caramel Apple “Martini”
By Sherv Wednesday, 1 Aug 2007

So I was out with the lady last Friday night at a pretentious bar in Boston (no way!) and spied her ordering one of their supposed signature drinks, a caramel apple martini. I won’t dive off into a diatribe regarding the modern bastardization of the word martini (there’s no dry vermouth in 90% of the drinks labeled as such) but nonetheless the bar’s claim rubbed me the wrong way so I set off earlier this evening to create a better version. It’s quite simple, actually…

  • 1 oz Sour Apple Pucker (a sweet and sour schnapps)
  • 0.5oz-0.75oz Butterscotch schnapps
  • 0.5oz Sour Apple Vodka (e.g. Smirnoff’s Sour Apple Twist)
  • (OPTIONAL)0.5oz Chilled Vodka

Combine the above ingredients in a shaker with ice and give a solid shake. In actuality, the vodka does not need to be chilled, but hey, mine was in my freezer and so should yours! Additionally, you can try adding some apple juice, not more than 0.5oz, to take the edge off the drink, but I found it to be unneccesary. Garnish this drink with some apple-related doohickey, like a slice of a granny smith or a spiral of apple that you somehow made, I dunno. One deficiency is that this recipe lacks a nice green tint; apart from adding Midori Melon Liquer I’m at a loss as to how to get that. Enjoy and let me know what you think!

4 Responses to “The Perfect Caramel Apple “Martini””

  1. Nick Woodside Says:

    I’d try this but I’m too busy drinking bourbon on the rocks (BECAUSE I AM A MAN AND NOT A LADY!)

    Your drink intrigues me. I used to have poker nights at my house years ago and I’d make apple “martinis” for everyone. I also had several throw pillows and wept while watching “Beaches”.

  2. russjman Says:

    Dude!….its got Vodka….on top of Vodka.

    This definately has “knock you on your ass” potential…..sounds tasty

  3. Zach Patterson Says:

    i’ve never quite gotten past the whole “martinis arent a man drink” thing. this does sound good though.

    i just need sherv to make me a bunch of drinks sometime.

  4. jer Says:

    yeah, i don’t really get that either. martinis are just a soup of liquor served in a fancy glass, does it get any manlier? the first (last, and only) time i had a martini i drank two 5 oz.’ers and ended up floored.

    regardless, this particular liquor soup sounds delicious.

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