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I’m trying to remember the first time I tried a caramel apple martini. I think it was at my 25th birthday party. I had a sip of Rachel’s and then promptly got my own. And that’s partly why, to me, caramel apple martinis are a party drink. Now, I wouldn’t judge you if I showed up at your house on a Tuesday night and you were reading a fantasy novel and drinking a caramel apple martini. No judgment from me. But I think most often a caramel apple martini comes in handy as a fun party drink. Plus, they are super easy to make.
This caramel apple martini only has three ingredients and a 2:1:1 ratio of vodka (or gin), sour apple schnapps, and butterscotch schnapps. You can add a drizzle of caramel sauce to the martini glass, or skip it. This dessert cocktail is plenty sweet without it, but I sort of love the look. Ha.
Pro tip: chill your martini glass before shaking up a cocktail by either storing it in the refrigerator or popping it in the freezer for a few minutes before serving.
Make some festive drinks this season. Cheers! xo. Emma
Caramel Apple Martini
- 1 oz sour apple schnapps
- 1 oz butterscotch schnapps
- 2 oz vodka
In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add the ingredients. Shake well, until the cup feels very cold in your hands.
Strain into a chilled martini glass. If using caramel, drizzle inside the glass before pouring the cocktail in.
You can use gin instead of vodka if you like.