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Apple Cider Caramel Martini
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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.
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

Ingredients

FOR THE APPLE CIDER

  • 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

FOR EACH MARTINI

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

FOR THE RIM

  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Instructions

MAKE THE APPLE CIDER

  • 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.


MAKE THE COCKTAIL

  • 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.

Notes

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

Nutrition

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