Caramel Apple Martini Recipes: Sweet & Simple

 Caramel Apple Martini

The caramel apple martini is an unusual autumnal flavored cocktail which combines the tartness of apples with the sweetness of caramel. Big on flavor and often brightly colored, the caramel apple martini is perfect for both small parties and formal events; here are a few unique recipes of the fall-flavored drink to help you impress every member of the dinner crowd.

Caramel Apple Martini Recipes

The refined appeal of martinis makes them a versatile drink for nearly every occasion, and a caramel apple martini is a delightfully fun rendition of this barroom classic. Here are a few variations to the traditional recipe for you to experiment with.

Classic Caramel Apple Martini

For those who love the playfulness of sweet and sour candy and gravitate towards highlighter colors, the classic caramel apple martini is the drink for you. Mixing together vodka and flavored schnapps, this recipe is a pretty simple staple to have up your sleeve.

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces sour apple schnapps
  • 1½ ounces butterscotch schnapps
  • 1 ounce vodka
  • Splash dry vermouth (optional)
  • Ice
  • Caramel sauce and apple slices, for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the vodka, sour apple schnapps, and butterscotch schnapps. Add ice and shake to chill.
  2. Drizzle caramel sauce inside a martini glass.
  3. Strain the mixture into the martini glass. Garnish with an apple slice.
Classic Caramel Apple Martini

Sweet and Sour Caramel Appletini

If you're looking for something with a bit more punch than a traditional caramel apple martini has, use this sweet and sour caramel appletini recipe. Adding the bite of lemon gin and sour schnapps to the original recipe makes a drink that definitely tingles the tastebuds.

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce sour apple schnapps
  • 1 ounce sour apple martini mix
  • 2 ounces butterscotch schnapps
  • 1 ounce lemon gin
  • Ice
  • Apple slice for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the apple schnapps, martini mix, butterscotch schnapps, and lemon gin. Add ice and shake to chill.
  2. Strain the mixture into a martini glass.
  3. Garnish with an apple slice.
Sweet and Sour Caramel Appletini

Bailey's Caramel Appletini

If you naturally gravitate towards the sweet things in life, then a Bailey's caramel appletini should be the next drink you add to your to-do list. Combining the sweet Irish cream with apple vodka creates the best kind of no-fuss cocktail.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces Bailey's Caramel Irish Cream
  • ½ ounce green apple vodka
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the Bailey's and vodka. Add ice and shake until chilled.
  2. Strain into a chilled martini glass.
Bailey's Caramel Appletini

The Candy Apple Bomb

This martini variation is meant to be much stronger than these other iterations and is aptly entitled the "bomb." However, you can cut into this drink's strong flavor by garnishing it with chocolate shavings or sweet apple slices.

Ingredients

  • Lemon wedge
  • Sugar
  • 2 ounces sour pucker
  • 2 ounces butterscotch liqueur
  • ½ ounce triple sec
  • 1 ounce vodka
  • ½ ounce Lillet Blanc (optional)
  • Ice
  • Apple slices for garnish

Instructions

  1. Run a lemon wedge around the rim of a martini glass. Dip it in sugar to rim.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, combine the sour pucker, butterscotch liqueur, triple sec, vodka, and Lillet Blanc. Add ice and shake to chill.
  3. Strain into the prepared martini glass. Garnish with an apple slice.
The Candy Apple Bomb

Kissed Caramel Appletini

This recipe for a caramel apple martini appeals to those with a penchant for munching on caramel squares; combing caramel vodka with fruit juices centers this drink firmly in the sweet side of the sweet and sour category.

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces apple juice
  • ¼ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ¼ ounce simple syrup
  • 2 ounces caramel vodka
  • Ice
  • Apple slices and caramel sauce for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the apple juice, lemon juice, simple syrup, and vodka. Add ice and shake until chilled.
  2. Drizzle caramel sauce into the bottom of a martini glass and pour the mixture on top.
  3. Garnish with an apple slice.
Kissed Caramel Appletini

Spiced Apple Butter Rumpletini

If you really feel like having fall in a glass, turn to this spiced apple butter rumpletini. Using apple cider, this martini's flavor calls forward the nostalgia for red and orange leaves, crisp air, and big family dinners.

Ingredients

  • Lemon wedge
  • Coarse sugar
  • 1 ounce spiced apple cider or apple juice
  • 1½ ounces butterscotch schnapps
  • 1½ ounces apple rum
  • Star anise for garnish

Instructions

  1. Run the lemon wedge around the rim of a martini glass. Dip in the sugar to rim.
  2. In a cocktail shaker combine the apple cider, butterscotch schnapps, and apple rum. Add ice and shake until chilled.
  3. Strain into the prepared martini glass.
  4. Garnish with a star anise.
Spiced Apple Butter Rumpletini

'Fall' in Love With the Caramel Apple Martini

Lovers of the autumn season are well known for demanding fall-time flavors year-round (think pumpkin spice everything), and the caramel apple martini is a great option to satisfy their cravings. Whether you like it spicy or sweet, there's a perfect iteration of this classic cocktail for you to try.

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