Apple season is the perfect time to grab some apple cider from your local farms and make some tasty fall cocktails. There’s so much that you can do with apple cider when it comes to cocktails. It pairs well with vodka, bourbon, whiskey and probably just about any other spirit in the right cocktail.
This Spiced Apple Martini has all the flavors of fall using chilled chai tea and a caramel and sugar rim. It’s easy to shake up in a cocktail shaker. If you don’t have a cocktail shaker at home, a metal coffee travel mug can work well as an alternative.
Do I have to use Chai tea?
Much like pumpkin spice, chai tea includes many different delicious spices. It often includes cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, star anise and cloves. Similar to a mulled wine, this combination of spices has a warming quality that is perfect for the autumn weather.
The glasses that I used for this cocktail were kind gifted to me by Libbey.
Spiced Apple Martini
- 2 oz vanilla vodka
- 1 oz apple cider
- 1/2 oz chilled chai tea
- caramel sugar and syrup rim
- garnish with an apple fan
- Add vodka, cider and tea to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake until chilled. Strain into a prepared martini glass. For rim: dip glass onto a plate prepared with caramel. On another plate add sugar and cinnamon and gently roll the caramel covered edges of the glass in the mixture.