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How to Make an Appletini: Cocktail Recipe

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Appletini: Martini Family

Appletini also called an Apple Martini which is an extremely popular choice due to it’s yummy and eye-catching green color.

So if you’re in the mood for a sweet and sour type of drink then this it the perfect drink to order or make at home.

The drink was originally called Adam’s Apple Martini, which was invented back in 1996 at an L.A. restaurant called Lola’s. It was such a huge success even though it only contained two ingredients. 1 part vodka and 1 part green apple schnapps.

The recipe we decided to go with has a little bit of sweet and sour mix (home made of course).

It softens the vodka flavor and creates a more balanced flavor. However, you can stick with the original and leave it out.

Making an Appletini

Here are some tools you’re going to need

  • Measuring Jigger
  • Martini Glass

1. Chill the Martini Glass with Ice

A martini cocktail is normally chilled. Chilling the martini glass ensures the extra coldness after we shake and strain the cocktail into the glass.

2. Add Ingredients into Shaker with Ice

Add the apple martini ingredients below into a shaker with ice

  • 1 and 1/2 oz Vodka
  • 1 and 1/2 oz Green Apple Schnapps
  • 1/2 oz Sweet & Sour 

appletini ingredients

Use home made sweet and sour if possible. Here the recipe to make sweet and sour mix.

3. Shake & Strain into Chilled Martini Glass

Dump out the ice in martini glass. Shake and strain into the chilled martini glass.

4. Garnish with Maraschino Cherry or Fresh Apple Slice

If you’re ordering this at a bar then the bartender will usually garnish it with a Maraschino Cherry. If you’re at home, garnish this yummy drink with a fresh apple slice, or even better!

Garnish the drink with a cherry and a fresh apple slice!


Appletini Martini Cocktail

Invented back in 1996 at a restaurant called Lola's. Originally called Adam's Apple Martini which became a huge success with the crowd.

Keyword apple martini, appletini, martini
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 3 minutes
Servings 1 Person
Author Kim At barmixxo


  • 1 and 1/2 oz Vodka
  • 1 and 1/2 oz Green Apple Schnapps
  • 1/2 oz Sweet & Sour


  1. Chill martini glass with ice

  2. Add all ingredients into shaker with ice

  3. Dump ice from martini glass. Shake & strain into chilled martini glass

  4. Garnish with maraschino cherry or apple slice

  5. Insert straw & enjoy!

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