Apple Cider Martini

This Apple Cider Martini is the perfect cocktail for apple cider lovers. It’s made with vodka, ginger liqueur, and a homemade cinnamon syrup that gives this drink all the flavors of fall in one glass!

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Fall is here which means it’s apple cider season! I love a nice warm cup of apple cider as much as anyone but sometimes I want a grown-up version like this Apple Cider Martini! This cocktail has vodka, ginger liqueur, and a homemade cinnamon syrup that balances out all the fall flavors you know and love.

If you are looking for more apple cider drinks, check out my Boozy Hot Apple Cider as well.

How to Make an Apple Cider Martini

  1. Place all of the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake for 15-0 seconds until nice and cold.
  2. Strain into a martini glass or glass of choice and garnish with an apple slice or a cinnamon stick. Enjoy immediately!

How to Make Cinnamon Simple Syrup

You will need 1 cup of water, ¾ cup sugar, and 2 cinnamon sticks. Place the water and cinnamon sticks in a small saucepan over medium-high heat and bring to a boil. Simmer for 10 minutes and then carefully remove the cinnamon sticks. Add the sugar, stir to combine, and bring to a boil again. Boil for 2 minutes and remove from the heat. Allow the syrup to cool before placing it in a sealable bottle or jar. Store the syrup in the fridge for 2-3 weeks. Find the complete recipe HERE.

apple cider martinis with dehydrated apples floating on top

How to garnish an Apple Cider Martini

I garnished my martini with a dehydrated apple slice. These are easy to make but do take some time. Check out my recipe for Dehydrated Pears, which will give you the process for making these in the dehydrator or oven. Just substitute apple for pears!

You can also use store-bought freeze-dried apple slices, a fresh apple slice, or a cinnamon stick. Any of these garnishes will look great and enhance the cocktail experience.

Variation for an Apple Cider Martini

  • You can enjoy this drink hot. Just warm up the cider on the stovetop or in the microwave, add the liquors and syrup, stir and enjoy!
  • Try subbing out the vodka for whiskey for an extra zing in your drink!
  • No cinnamon simple syrup? No problem, substitute with regular simple syrup or skip it for less sugar.
apple cider martini in a martini glass with a dehydrated apple on the side of the glass

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Apple Cider Martini

This Apple Cider Martini has all the flavors of fall in a glass!
5 from 19 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 cocktail
Calories: 299kcal
Author: EmilyFabulous

Equipment

  • cocktail shaker
  • measuring jigger
  • martini glass

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 1 ounce ginger liqueur
  • 4 ounces apple cider
  • 1/2 ounce cinnamon simple syrup
  • dehydrated apple, fresh apple slice, or cinnamon stick as garnish

Instructions

  • Place all of the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake for 15-0 seconds until nice and cold.
  • Strain into a martini glass or glass of choice and garnish. Enjoy immediately!

Notes

How to Make Cinnamon Simple Syrup

You will need 1 cup of water, ¾ cup sugar, and 2 cinnamon sticks. Place the water and cinnamon sticks in a small saucepan over medium-high heat and bring to a boil. Simmer for 10 minutes and then carefully remove the cinnamon sticks. Add the sugar, stir to combine, and bring to a boil again. Boil for 2 minutes and remove from the heat. Allow the syrup to cool before placing it in a sealable bottle or jar. Store the syrup in the fridge for 2-3 weeks.
  • You can enjoy this drink hot. Just warm up the cider on the stovetop or in the microwave, add the liquors and syrup, stir and enjoy!
  • Try subbing out the vodka for whiskey for an extra zing in your drink!
  • No cinnamon simple syrup? No problem, substitute with regular simple syrup or skip it for less sugar.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cocktail | Calories: 299kcal | Carbohydrates: 35.1g | Protein: 0.1g | Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 14mg | Potassium: 144mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 12.4g | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg

Any nutrition calculations are only estimates using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.

Apple cider martini in a martini glass with an apple slice garnish
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