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Green Apple Martini

Green apples and lemon juice give this martini a jolt of flavor.

  • Servings: 2
  • Yield: Makes two 6-ounce martinis
Green Apple Martini

Photography: Quentin Bacon

Source: Martha Stewart Living, December 2005


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 medium green apple (about 8 ounces), peeled (peels reserved)
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 4 ounces best-quality vodka


  1. Bring sugar, 1 cup water, and 3/4 of the apple peel to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. (Reserve the remaining apple peel for garnish.) Cook, stirring occasionally, until sugar has dissolved, about 5 minutes. Transfer syrup to a medium bowl set over an ice bath; let stand, stirring occasionally, until cool. Pour through a fine sieve into another bowl; discard solids.

  2. Cut apple into chunks; press through an electric juicer into a small bowl. Pour through a fine sieve into another bowl; discard any solids, and set juice aside

  3. Cut remaining peel into thin, 4-inch-long strips. Tie each strip into a knot; set aside in a bowl of water with lemon juice.

  4. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add vodka, 2 ounces syrup, and 1/3 cup apple juice; shake. Divide between 2 martini glasses; garnish with apple knots.


This recipe was also featured on "Mad Hungry with Lucinda Scala Quinn."

Cook's Notes

If you don't have a juicer, you can substitute 1/3 cup store-bought unsweetened apple juice for the fresh apple juice in step 2. Repeat this recipe in batches, as needed.

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