Thirsty Thursday: A Spiced Apple Martini

Spiced Apple Martini

Spiced Apple Martini

It’s more than just alliteration; it’s a statement, a proclamation that Thursdays are when the weekend should really start. Kicking it off right is the key, and what better way than with a cocktail that not only takes the edge off, but tastes good too. A hard thing to disagree with, we know. Drink up, get down and go to sleep happy.

Marcus Samuelsson is a chef, author and, now, the culinary brand ambassador for SKYY Vodka, too. One of the delicious libations he created for a party at his restaurant’s underground supper club, Ginny’s, was a fall-focused Apple Spiced Martini. The key is homemade Apple Spiced Simple Syrup, combined with tangy lime juice for an apple-centric cocktail with just the right amount of sweetness.

Bottoms up, folks.

Spiced Apple Martini
1 serving

For Martini:
2 ounces Vodka
1/2 ounce lime juice
1/2 ounce Apple Spiced Simple Syrup (recipe to follow)
2 dashes angostura bitters
Slice of apple (for garnish)

For Apple Spiced Simple Syrup:
1 teaspoon cinnamon, ground
1 teaspoon ginger, ground
1 teaspoon allspice, ground
1 teaspoon nutmeg, ground (freshly ground if possible)
1 cup granulated sugar
1 slice of a red apple, 1/4 inch thick
1/2 cup water

For Martini:
Put all ingredients in shaker, add ice and shake. Strain through Hawthorn shaker into chilled coupe glass garnished with apple.For Apple Spiced Simple Syrup:
Place all ingredients in small saucepan. Bring to boil. Strain into airtight container. Cool and refrigerate. Will stay fresh for up to 2 weeks.

Get the Recipe:
Spiced Apple Martini

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