Apple Ginger Martini Cocktail Recipe

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Alcohol %:20

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Nic Polotnianko

I fell in love with the art of mixology 6 years ago. Since then, I've honed my skills, crafting a myriad of cocktail recipes, and sharing my passion with other enthusiasts.

Last Updated: January 7, 2024


The Apple Ginger Martini is a modern twist on the classic Martini, which dates back to the mid-19th century. This version brings together the crispness of apple with the spicy warmth of ginger, making it a perfect cocktail for those who enjoy a balance of sweet and spicy flavors. It's a favorite among those who appreciate the classic Martini but are looking for something a bit different.

How Apple Ginger Martini Tastes?

The Apple Ginger Martini is a delightful mix of sweet, sour, and spicy. The apple juice provides a refreshing sweetness, while the ginger adds a spicy kick. The vodka gives it a strong, smooth finish.

Interesting facts about Apple Ginger Martini

  • The Apple Ginger Martini is a variation of the classic Martini, which was originally made with gin and vermouth.
  • The addition of apple and ginger gives this cocktail a unique flavor profile.
  • Despite its name, the Apple Ginger Martini is often served in a cocktail glass, not a traditional Martini glass.


A few good options for Apple Ginger Martini are:

  • Grey Goose
  • Belvedere
  • Khor
  • Smirnoff

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A few good options for Apple Ginger Martini are:

  • Tanqueray Gin
  • Roku Japanese Gin

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  • Vodka (2 oz): It's the backbone of the cocktail, providing a clean, neutral alcohol base that allows the other flavors to shine. Too much vodka can overpower the drink, and too little can make it overly sweet.

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Apple Juice

  • Apple Juice (1 oz): Adds a fruity sweetness and the quintessential apple flavor. Not enough juice, and the apple character might be too subtle; too much can make the drink too sweet and cloying.

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Ginger Syrup

  • Ginger Syrup (1/2 oz): Brings in a warm, spicy kick that complements the sweetness of the apple. If you skip it, you lose the heat that balances out the sweetness. A ginger liqueur could be used for a stronger ginger presence.

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Lemon Juice

  • Lemon Juice (1/2 oz): Provides acidity to balance out the sweetness of the juice and syrup. Without it, the cocktail might be too sweet. Lime juice could be a zesty alternative.

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  • Apple Slice (1) & Ginger Slice (1): The garnishes add a decorative touch and a hint of aroma, which can enhance the taste experience. An absence of garnishes will not affect the taste but will make the presentation less appealing.

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Recipe. How to make Apple Ginger Martini Drink

  1. Fill a shaker with ice cubes.
  2. Add vodka, apple juice, ginger syrup, and lemon juice.
  3. Shake well until chilled.
  4. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  5. Garnish with an apple slice and a ginger slice.

Pro Tips

  • Use fresh apple juice for the best flavor.
  • For a spicier cocktail, add more ginger syrup.
  • Chill your glass before serving to keep the cocktail cold longer.

Perfect Pairings


  • Cheese Platters: The crispness of the apple and zing of ginger can cut through the richness of cheeses like Camembert and Brie.
  • Sushi: The cocktail's acidity and sweetness pair well with sushi — think of it as a replacement for the pickled ginger on the side.

Main Courses

  • Pork Dishes: Pork and apples are a classic pairing. Go for a roasted or grilled pork dish to complement the cocktail's flavors.


  • Apple Pie: Serve this cocktail with a slice of apple pie for an 'apple on apple' experience, tying in nicely with the dessert's spices.

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What you could change in Apple Ginger Martini

  • Vodka can be replaced with gin for a different flavor profile.
  • If ginger syrup is not available, you can muddle fresh ginger in the shaker before adding the other ingredients.

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Green Apple Ginger Martini

  • Swap out regular apple juice with green apple juice or liqueur for a tarter taste.
  • Add a small amount of mint for a fresh twist.
  • The result is a sharper cocktail with a kick of mint that could remind you of a breezy orchard.

Spicy Ginger Martini

  • Add a pinch of cayenne pepper to the shaker before mixing.
  • This fiery little addition will introduce a spicy heat, contrasting with the sweetness and potentially warming you up on a chilly evening.

Caramel Apple Ginger Martini

  • Rim the glass with caramel and sprinkle salt for a salted caramel effect.
  • Adding caramel vodka instead of regular vodka could elevate the sweetness and give a decadent dessert vibe.
  • Perfect for a sweet tooth looking for a cocktail dessert that is both indulgent and refreshing.

In case you forgot basics how to make Apple Ginger Martini

Add your ingredients to the shaker first, then ice. Fill it up to ¾ of its capacity to ensure enough space for shaking. Hold the shaker with both hands (one on the top and one on the bottom) and shake vigorously. The shake should come from your shoulders, not your wrists.

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Place your chosen strainer on top of the shaker or mixing glass, ensuring a secure fit. Pour the cocktail into a glass through the strainer, which will catch solid ingredients and ice. If double straining, hold the fine mesh strainer between the shaker and the glass.

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Garnishing a bar drink depends on the type of garnish and the cocktail. Generally, it involves preparing the garnish (like cutting a citrus wheel or picking a sprig of mint), and then adding it to the drink in a visually appealing way (like perching it on the rim or floating it on top).

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Frequently Asked Questions on Apple Ginger Martini

How should I store left-over ginger syrup?

Ginger syrup can be stored in an air-tight container and kept in the refrigerator. It will last up to a month.

Can I use bottled lemon juice instead of fresh?

While bottled lemon juice can be used in a pinch, fresh lemon juice will provide a brighter, fresher flavor to your cocktail.

Is there a non-alcoholic version of the Apple Ginger Martini?

Yes, you can create a mocktail version of this by leaving out vodka. You can replace it with additional apple juice or soda water for sparkle.

What type of vodka works best for this cocktail?

Any high quality, neutral-tasting vodka would work well and not overpower the flavors of apple and ginger.

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