Spiced Apple Cider Martini

The fall season is such a great time with the changing leaves, cool weather and comfort foods. Another reason why I love it is the availability of apple cider! If you're warming some apple cider and have some leftover (or even if you prefer it cold), you can use it to make a great festive drink for grown ups... Spiced Apple Cider Martinis! Shake up your favorite vodka or even apple bourbon with spiced apple cider and ice for an elevated cocktail for the season...

With Halloween and fall parties happening in the coming weekends, why not step up your cocktail game from the usual apple cider and beer. This cocktail is the perfect reason to take out those martini glasses and start toasting the season! It's a versatile drink where you can use either vodka and bourbon. I especially like Jack Daniel's Apple bourbon but you can use plain bourbon too. For garnish, you can use a cinnamon stick, sliced apples or even lace your glass with some caramel sauce for an extra touch!

Spiced Apple Cider Martini
recipe from bartender friend, Aleda

30 ml (1oz) vodka or Jack Daniels Apple bourbon
30 ml (1oz) spiced apple cider (chilled)
1 cup crushed ice

Fill up cocktail shaker all the way through half with crushed ice.

Add all the liquid ingredients in cocktail shaker and shake until icy chilled,

Strain and pour mixed drink into chilled martini glass.

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