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apple cider martini with cocktail shaker and napkins

Apple Cider Martini

A delicious fall cocktail with hints of apple and cinnamon flavors.
Course Cocktail
Cuisine American
Keyword apple cider martini, fall drink
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 cocktail


  • cocktail shaker with strainer
  • citrus juicer
  • cutting board
  • paring knife
  • small liquid measuring cup or tablespoon or teaspoon
  • martini glass, chilled


  • 2 ounces apple cider
  • ounces vodka
  • ½ ounce Cointreau or Triple Sec
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon pure maple syrup or simple syrup
  • 1 pinch ground cinnamon
  • apple slices for garnish


  • Add the apple cider, vodka, Cointreau or Triple Sec, freshly squeezed lemon juice, syrup and cinnamon to a cocktail shaker. Add a handful of ice and shake until cold.
  • Strain the martini into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a slice of apple.


NOTE: Most cocktail recipe ingredients are given in ounces. 1 ounce = 2 tablespoons.
NOTE: To make simple syrup, combine 1 cup granulated sugar and 1 cup water in a small saucepan. Over medium~high heat, bring the mixture to a simmer, stirring constantly until sugar is dissolved. Turn off heat and allow the simple syrup to cool completely. Pour into a plastic squeeze bottle. Keep in refrigerator. Will last weeks.