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Caramel Apple Martini with Homemade Apple Cider

This caramel apple martini is made with homemade apple cider, apple vodka, caramel vodka, and apple sour puss. This fall cocktail has all the fall flavors!

Apple Cider Martini with Caramel and Homemade Apple Cider

Last week we posted our Hot Buttered Rum with Homemade Apple Cider and if you haven’t checked it out yet, go do that quickly.   Go on.  I’ll wait here for you…

And now that you’ve seen it, you know you will have to make it and when you do, you will need to save some of your amazing homemade cider and chill it to make this apple cider martini.  Next to the Hot Buttered Rum this martini is my favorite right now.  Its got all the flavors of Fall and Christmas and is sure to be a favorite for your upcoming Christmas party or Fall evening with the girls.  Now you don’t have to always have apple cider served hot!  Options are great, yes?

Top View of an Apple Cider Martini

Kevin and I and our kids, Jessica and Dallen are putting up our Christmas tree this weekend.  Im excited!  I got to work this morning and my department was decorated to the nines.  The little elves must have come in overnight and did their deed.  And it worked!  It got me in the Christmas spirit and I told Kevin we had to put our stuff up.  I have some apple cider left so I will be having these apple cider martinis while Kevin has spiced rum and eggnog.

What Christmassy things are you doing this weekend?

Apple Cider Martini with a little penguin stick holding an apple piece

Debbie and I made this apple cider martini with apple vodka, but the cider has enough flavor on its own if you only have regular vodka.  You could also use store bought apple cider, but if you buy it, please buy the best/natural stuff you can find.  It makes a difference in flavor!  The sour puss and the Van Gough dutch caramel vodka are a must, in our opinion, or at least some kind of caramel vodka if you don’t want to spend the $ on Van Gough.  We love love Van Gough vodkas, though.  They are super flavorful and worth every penny…

If you love apple martini’s you are going to love this Christmas flavored one for the season.

Tools to make this Apple Cider Martini even Easier:

  1. Martini Cocktail Shaker –  we love these glass martini shakers.  They have a silicone gasket around the top instead of fitting together like the stainless steel ones.  This means they DON’T GET STUCK.  That’s the worst!   I still have a martini shaker where I can’t get the dang lid off!
  2. Stemless Frozen Martini Glasses – if you don’t have to have your martini glass with a stem, then these look so cool and will keep your martini ice cold while you finish it!
  3. Stemless Martini Glasses with an Ice Cooler – also stemless and very very cool!
  4. Martini Glasses with Stems – for those who like stems, we love these crystal clear glasses.
Apple Cider Caramel Martini

Apple Cider Caramel Martini

An apple cider martini made with chilled homemade cinnamony apple cider shaken with apple vodka, caramel vodka, and apple sour puss. A fall flavored cocktail.
4.50 from 2 votes
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Course: Cocktail
Cuisine: Canadian
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 1 cocktail
Calories: 297kcal
Author: Julie & Debbie



  • 12 apples , quartered (gala or Fuji)
  • 2 oranges , quartered
  • 4 or 5 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 tbsp cloves
  • 2 whole nutmeg , or 1 tsp ground
  • 1 tbsp allspice berries , or 1 tsp ground
  • 3 or 4 star annise
  • 1 vanilla bean , sliced in half
  • 16 cups water


  • 1 oz apple flavored vodka
  • 1/2 oz apple sour puss
  • 1/2 oz dutch caramel van gough vodka
  • 4 oz chilled apple cider


  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon



  • Wash apples and the oranges, and then roughly cut into quarters. (Don't worry about removing peels, seeds, or stems.) Place in a big pot over medium heat. Add the cinnamon sticks, nutmeg, cloves, allspice, star annise, and halved vanilla bean.
  • Add the water and bring to a boil then turn down the heat. Simmer on med-low for 3 hours.
  • About an hour before the cider is done cooking, use a potato masher (or tongs or the side of a spoon) to mash the apple and orange slices once they are soft. Finish cooking for one more hour.
  • When its done, strain through a cheese cloth and squeeze the apples in the cheese cloth to get maximum flavor from the apples.


  • Dip the edge of your glasses into a little water or lime juice. Then dip the rims in the sugar and cinnamon mixture. Tap off any excess.
  • Put 6 or so ice cubes into a martini shaker. Add all the ingredients for the cocktail, shake well and pour into martini glasses. Add a slice of apple and/or a star annise for garnish if you like.


You can also make the apple cider in a crock pot if you like.


Serving: 1cocktail | Calories: 297kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 114mg | Sugar: 40g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 13mg

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Apple Cider Caramel Martini

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  1. Oh, these martinis look FANTASTIC and sound irresistible! Wonderful photography and such great flavors. We’ve been going back and forth between snow and sunshine all day here and I couldn’t get settled on what mood I wanted to be in but just looking at these beauties has put me in a Holiday state of mind. 🙂

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