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.
Prep Time 15minutes
Cook Time 3hours
Total Time 3hours15minutes
Author Julie & Debbie
FOR THE APPLE CIDER
12apples, quartered (gala or Fuji)
4or 5 cinnamon sticks
2whole nutmeg, or 1 tsp ground
1tbspallspice berries, or 1 tsp ground
3or 4 star annise
1vanilla bean, sliced in half
FOR EACH MARTINI
1ozapple flavored vodka
1/2ozapple sour puss
1/2ozdutch caramel van gough vodka
4ozchilled apple cider
FOR THE RIM
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.
You can also make the apple cider in a crock pot if you like.