Green Apple Martini Cocktail Recipe

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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 Green Apple Martini, also known as the Appletini, gained popularity in the late 1990s and early 2000s. It is a twist on the classic Martini, using apple-flavored vodka and apple liqueur to create a sweet and tangy cocktail. This drink is often enjoyed by those who prefer a fruity and refreshing alternative to traditional Martinis.

  • The Green Apple Martini was popularized by the TV show 'Sex and the City'
  • It is often served in upscale bars and lounges
  • The cocktail is a favorite among those who enjoy fruity and sweet drinks

How Green Apple Martini Tastes?

The Green Apple Martini has a sweet, tangy, and slightly sour taste with a crisp and refreshing finish. The apple flavors are prominent, while the vodka adds a subtle kick.

Interesting facts about Green Apple Martini

  • The Green Apple Martini is sometimes called an Appletini
  • The cocktail was popularized by the TV show 'Sex and the City'
  • Green Apple Martinis can be made with either apple-flavored vodka or regular vodka and apple liqueur


  • Apple flavored vodka: 2 oz(60ml)
  • Apple liqueur: 1 oz(30ml)
  • Lemon juice: 0.5 oz(15ml)
  • Ice: 1 cup
  • Green apple slice: 1
  • Garnish: Maraschino cherry:1

A few good options for Green Apple Martini are:

  • Grey Goose
  • Belvedere
  • Khor
  • Smirnoff

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Apple-flavored vodka

  • Why use it? It's the base of our cocktail and imparts that crisp, juicy apple flavor.
  • The effect of the amount: 2 oz is the sweet spot. Less, and you might wonder if your apple got lost in the orchard; more, and it's like bobbing for vodka-infused apples.
  • Alternatives: Regular vodka for a subtler taste, or pear-flavored vodka for a different fruity twist.

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Apple liqueur

  • Why use it? It sweetens the deal with concentrated apple flavor and adds depth.
  • The effect of the amount: 1 oz complements without overwhelming. More could make it too sweet, less and you might miss that extra apple punch.
  • Alternatives: Try Calvados if you're feeling French, or a splash of apple cider for a less boozy apple touch.

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Lemon juice

  • Why use it? Adds zing and balances the sweetness. It's the citrusy yin to the apple's yang.
  • The effect of the amount: 0.5 oz to keep things tangy but not pucker-worthy. More could lead to face gymnastics.
  • Alternatives: Lime juice for a tropical twist, or apple cider vinegar for an adventurous sour hit.

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  • Why use it? Chills the mix to perfection. In cocktails, temperature is everything—trust me.
  • What happens without it? You'd serve a lukewarm handshake. Unpleasant.
  • Alternatives: Frozen apple pieces could chill and infuse simultaneously!

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Green apple slice

  • Why use it? For the 'gram. Also, it's a tasty preview of the drink's main event.
  • Alternatives: Try a sprinkle of cinnamon for a pie-like twist, or a thin slice of ginger for a spicy note.

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Maraschino cherry

  • Why use it? A playful pop of color and a sweet treat waiting at the end of your sip. Plus, who doesn't love a good cherry on top?
  • Alternatives: A twist of lemon peel could add some citrus flair, or a sprig of mint for a fresh look.

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Recipe. How to make Green Apple Martini Drink

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice
  2. Add the apple-flavored vodka, apple liqueur, and lemon juice
  3. Shake well until chilled
  4. Strain into a chilled martini glass
  5. Garnish with a green apple slice and a maraschino cherry

Pro Tips

  • Use a high-quality apple liqueur for the best flavor
  • Chill the martini glass before pouring the cocktail to keep it cold longer
  • Adjust the amount of lemon juice to taste for a more or less sour drink

Perfect Pairings

Food Pairings

  • Cheese plates: The tartness of the Green Apple Martini cuts through the creaminess of brie or camembert beautifully.
  • Grilled seafood: The citrus notes would complement grilled shrimp or scallops.
  • Light salads: Pair it with a crisp arugula salad with pecans and gorgonzola to echo the tart and fruity notes.

Drink Pairings

  • Sparkling water: To cleanse the palate between sips.
  • Dry white wine: Choose one that complements the apple notes without overpowering them.

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What you could change in Green Apple Martini

  • Regular vodka can be used in place of apple-flavored vodka, but the apple flavor will be less pronounced
  • Apple juice can be used instead of apple liqueur for a less sweet and lower alcohol version

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Sour Apple Martini

  • Add 2 dashes of Angostura bitters and use sour apple schnapps instead of apple liqueur.
  • The result? A cocktail with extra complexity and a tangy kick that adds sophistication.
  • The bitters add layers of flavor—pinkies up for this grown-up version of our green friend!

Spiced Apple Martini

  • Sprinkle in a pinch of ground cinnamon and clove before shaking.
  • This autumnal spin will warm you up faster than snuggling in a blanket made of hugs.
  • Expect a heartier drink that tastes like a liquid apple pie with a vodka kick. Perfect for sweater weather.

Minty Apple Martini

  • Muddle fresh mint leaves in the shaker before adding the other ingredients.
  • It's like a mojito went on a date with an apple orchard. Fresh, aromatic, and irresistibly summery.
  • The mint adds a refreshing note that turns this martini into a garden party in a glass.

In case you forgot basics how to make Green Apple 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 Green Apple Martini

What is the origin of the Martini?

The Martini originated in the United States in the mid-1800s. It is believed to have first been served in San Francisco or Martinez, California.

What other variations of Martini are popular?

There are many variations of Martini like Dry Martini, Dirty Martini, Perfect Martini, and Espresso Martini.

What is the proper way to stir a cocktail?

The proper way to stir a cocktail is by using a long bar spoon. Insert spoon into the glass, and gently move it in a circular motion. The intent is not to make the ice spin around the glass - instead, the ice should move in a fluid, collective manner.

What type of glass is best for serving a Martini?

Martinis are traditionally served in a Martini glass, which is a stemmed glass with an inverted cone bowl.

Can I make a Green Apple Martini non-alcoholic?

Yes, you can make a non-alcoholic version of Green Apple Martini by substituting the alcoholic ingredients with non-alcoholic ones, such as apple juice or apple syrup.

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