Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Apple Pie Martini Regular and Light Versions

Just in time for Halloween!! And you can carry it over to Thanksgiving and on in to the winter holidays, bonus and bonus!!! Making your own apple cider is quick AND easy, and it allows you to control the amount of sugar and spices in your cider.


Apple Pie Martini Apple Cider:

1 Cinnamon Stick
1 tsp Allspice
1 tsp Cloves
2 Cups Apple Juice

Put your ingredients in a pot and bring up to simmering. Let steep for about 10 minutes. Then, in a freezer safe container, chill liquid until ready for party. No more than 30 minutes, so not to risk freezing over. If you are making this in advance, just chill in the fridge! (Same preparation for light version)



For the drink:
1oz Butterscotch Schnapps
1 oz Vodka
3 oz Homemade Martini Cider
Splash of Lemon
Splash of Whiskey
Martini Shaker 3/4 full of ice

For the Glass:
Graham Crackers, crumbled
1 Tbsp sugar
Martini Glass
Water

For Garnish:
1 apple
1 Caramel Candy
Small skewer
Melon Baller
Cinnamon Stick

Prepare your martini glass. Crumble a graham cracker on a flat plate and sprinkle a tablespoon of sugar over top. Give it a mix with clean dry hands, and pat flat to ready for your glass. Wet the rim of your glass with a bit of water. Dip the rim in the sugar/cracker mix, wet side down. The ingredients should stick with no problem. If you are having trouble with it sticking, you need more water on the rim.

Peel your apple. Use your melon Baller to ball out small rounds of the apple. Skewer one apple ball, the caramel next, and the last apple ball. Gently set skewer in the glass, trying not to disturb the rim. Add cinnamon stick next to the skewer.

Add ice, Schnapps, Vodka, and cider to the shaker of ice. Cover and give it a shake, shake, shake, swirl. Pour into your prepared glass. Splash with lemon and finish with whiskey. Start with a teaspoon of the whiskey, it adds a depth of flavor but can takeover very fast, so less is MORE!



Light Apple Pie Martini

2 oz cider (30 calories)
1 oz Sugar Free Butterscotch syrup
2 oz Vodka (130 calories)
Splash of lemon
Splash of Whiskey
Martini Shaker 3/4 full of ice

Prepare your cider the same as above.

Prepare your martini glass as above except for these changes: Crumble the graham crackers and omit the extra sugar on the rim. Also, omit the caramel candy and replace it with another apple round instead or stick with two, your preference. The graham cracker adds a very small amount of caloric value to the drink.

Add ice, Schnapps, Vodka, and cider to the shaker of ice. Cover and give it
a shake, shake, shake, swirl. Pour into your prepared glass. Splash with lemon and finish with whiskey. Start with a teaspoon of the whiskey, it adds a depth of flavor but can takeover very fast, so less is MORE!







Until next time...Happy Cooking...and brewing!!!

XoXo




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