Apple Cider Martini Recipe -

Cheers! An Apple Cider Martini

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 1 large or 2 small martinis 1x


  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 tablespoons turbinado sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1.5 oz Applejack Brandy (or bourbon)
  • 4 oz unfiltered apple cider
  • 1/2 oz cinnamon syrup (recipe to follow)
  • juice of 1/2 lemon + more for rimming martini glass
  • apple slice & cinnamon stick to garnish (optional)


  1. To make the simple syrup, combine water, both sugars and cinnamon sticks in a small sauce pan. Bring to a boil and then turn heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool.
  2. On a small plate, combine turbinado sugar and cinnamon; set aside.
  3. To make the cocktail, combine Applejack, apple cider, simple syrup and juice of half of a lemon in a cocktail shaker or large glass. Shake or stir to combine.
  4. Using lemon wedge, wipe around the rim of the martini glass. Dip the rim in cinnamon-sugar mixture. Pour apple cider martini into glass and garnish with apple slice and cinnamon stick if desired.