Beverages, Recipes

Caramel Apple Martini (Easy Recipe)

This caramel apple martini is the perfect fruity fall cocktail.

The blend of sour apple and butterscotch schnapps tastes like a caramel apple. And the extra vodka makes it a party!

Caramel Apple Martini (Easy Recipe) featuring Two glasses of homemade caramel martini in wine glasses

I love this caramel apple cocktail because it leans more on the fruity and sour side. And with the hint of butterscotch? It’s just plain yummy.

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Also, there’s no need to pick up fresh apple cider. Schnapps has the apple flavor covered. In fact, it has all the flavors covered! 

So, are you ready to take on this fantastic caramel apple martini? Check out the recipe below!

Caramel Apple Martini Ingredients: Caramel Sauce, Ice Cubes, Vodka, Sour Apple Schnapps, Butterscotch Snchapps

Ingredients 

As much as I love fresh apple cider, you don’t need it here. Just head to your local liquor store for all your ingredients. 

Flavored schnapps, vodka, and caramel sauce are all you need to recreate a boozy caramel apple. Oh, and grab an apple, too!

  • Caramel Sauce- It’s not a caramel apple without caramel. Rimming the glass with any caramel sauce ensures that every sip delivers the perfect caramel kiss. Buy it from the store or make it yourself.
  • Ice Cubes- This fruity cocktail is best served on the rocks. But also, shake it up with ice in a cocktail shaker so it’s perfectly chilled.
  • Vodka- You can use any brand of vodka you prefer. I love Titos, but brands like Grey Goose and Ketel One are fantastic options. 
  • Sour Apple Schnapps- The sour apple flavor tastes like a Granny Smith apple. It is mouth-puckeringly sour, with a kiss of sweetness. 
  • Butterscotch Schnapps- Adding butterscotch schnapps delivers a delicious buttery richness to this cocktail. It makes it taste like candy!
  • Apple Slice- Garnishing the glass with an apple slice is entirely optional. But it’s a tasty addition that adds visual appeal. 
Two martini glasses with caramel and apple on a wooden table

How to Make a Caramel Apple Martini 

You will not believe how quickly these fancy fall martinis come together. 

You can have these cocktails ready quicker than you can find your favorite fall sweater. 

1. Prepare the glass. Pour the caramel sauce onto a small plate and dip the glass into the sauce. Then, place the rimmed glasses on a napkin to catch any drips. 

2. Shake it up! Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the vodka, butterscotch schnapps, and sour apple schnapps. Shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds. 

3. Pour. Strain the cocktail and pour it into the martini glass. 

4. Garnish. Add a touch of flair with a slice of fresh apple, and enjoy!

Tips and Variations

Looking for ways to take your martini game over the top? Check out these exciting variations and tips. 

  • Add warming spices. Try cinnamon, nutmeg, and ground clove. They transform this cocktail from a caramel apple to a yummy apple pie. You can also try spiced rum!
  • Make it kid-friendly. Swap the booze for fresh apple cider, butterscotch syrup, and sparkling apple juice. Rim the glasses with caramel and garnish with an apple and whipped cream. 
  • Soak your apple slices. There’s nothing more unappealing than a brown apple. To ensure your apple stays nice and fresh, soak apple slices in lemon juice. 

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