This salted caramel apple martini recipe tastes like fresh picked caramel dipped apples. It’s so delicious! Celebrate happy hour this fall with a cocktail for the season.
A trip to the apple orchard wouldn’t be complete if you didn’t bring home a bushel of apples and plenty of apple cider to share. After all, that apple cider is an essential ingredient in my Salted Caramel Apple Martini. And for this cocktail, you’ll want to stick with apple cider over apple juice. So while the kids are making caramel apples the adults can enjoy salted caramel apple martinis.
This recipe is a bit different than sour apple martinis because it calls for a sweet flavor infused vodka. Skip the green apple vodka! Also, you’ll find no sour mix, lime juice or lemon juice in this recipe! This cocktail satisfies my guilty pleasures every time fall rolls around, and with good reason!
This delicious cocktail is super easy to concoct. You’ll need chilled cocktail glasses, fresh apple cider and caramel flavored vodka to make up this fabulous fall drink with the perfect balance of sweet and salty.
How to make a Salted Caramel Appletini Recipe
If you don’t have an apple orchard in your area, most grocery stores carry freshly pressed apple cider in their produce department.
A quick trip to the liquor store and you’ll find many different brands of caramel flavored vodka to choose from.
You’ll need a chilled cocktail glass or chilled martini glass before drizzling salted caramel topping on the inside and the rim. Then just top with an apple slice garnish.
I also added a bit of kosher salt to the rim for that sweet and salty taste. Kosher salt is not just for margaritas!
What you’ll need to make this easy caramel apple martini recipe
Four simple ingredients are all you need to make this happy hour favorite.
Vodka. Not just any vodka will do. Pick up a bottle of caramel infused flavored vodka, like Smirnoff or Pinnacle brand vodka.
Apple Cider. The fresh stuff that you find at the local farmer’s market or even in the produce department of your local grocery store in the fall.
Salted Caramel. I have a favorite caramel topping and it’s really the best dipped on apples so why not in your favorite cocktail.
Salt. Kosher salt is what you’ll need to coat the rim of your glass.
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Caramel Apple Martini Recipe (Easy Appletini Recipe)
- 2 ounces vodka, (caramel vodka flavor)
- 3 ounces fresh apple cider
- Salted caramel dessert topping
- Kosher salt
- Fill each martini glass with cold water and ice cubes. Spoon enough caramel topping onto one plate to rim your martini glasses. Add enough kosher salt to another.
- Dump the ice water from each martini glass and drizzle the inside of each glass with caramel sauce. Coat the rim of each martini glass into the caramel and then lightly into the kosher salt.
- Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and mix together the cider and vodka by shaking well. Pour the cocktail into each glass, garnish with a slice of apple and serve.
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