An Amazing Spiced Apple Martini

real deal appletini

Yes, I know it’s a MONDAY and I usually share a cocktail recipe on FRIDAY, but it’s summer. And in summer one has the risk of losing track of days, losing track of time, losing track of her children. (OK that only happened once). In summer, we have the freedom to mix it up a little…to go wild and do things out of order (like have pancakes for dinner).

So here we are, on a Monday, and I have another fabulous cocktail recipe from my friends over at G-Free Foodie.

Recipe card updated 3/14/22.

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Now this cocktail is known as The Real Deal Appletini. It’s got spiced rum, good quality apple juice and cinnamon infused simple syrup. KC firmly believes that a real apple martini shouldn’t be florescent green, and I have to agree. I think it tastes just like apple pie. And with all the Independence Day celebrations coming fast upon us, you can’t get much more American than apple pie, right? Cheers!

If you loved this apple martini as much as I did, here are some more drink recipes that are sure to leave you wanting more:

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Real Deal Apple Martini

Real Deal Apple Martini

K.C. Cornwell
This apple martini by KC of G-Free Foodie is the real deal, not that sickly green version so often served in bars. Rich and spicy, it almost tastes like a slice of apple pie. Cheers!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1 cocktail
Calories 201 kcal





  • Place the sugar water and cinnamon stick in a small saucepan over medium high heat. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 5-8 minutes, depending on how strong you want the cinnamon flavor to be. Remove from heat and cool completely. May be stored for up to 1 month in a glass jar in the refrigerator.
  • Make the cocktail. Place the apple juice, rum and cinnamon infused simple syrup in a cocktail shaker filled halfway with ice. Shake vigorously for 10 seconds. Strain drink into a martini glass. Serve immediately, garnished with a cinnamon stick or apple slice, if desired.


Calories: 201kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 19mgPotassium: 76mgFiber: 1gSugar: 26gVitamin A: 1IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 8mgIron: 1mg
Keyword appletini
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  1. Love this cocktail recipe for your Cocktail O’Clock feature, Ali! Cannot wait to make. Gorgeous and festive photography, my friend! xo P.S. Cannot enter the giveaway as I’m not on Facebook, but I will tweet about this tomorrow in a shout out. 🙂

    1. Stacy, you are so good at all other forms of social media! I envy your mad pinning & tweeting skills. Thanks for the shout out. xx

  2. Kelly Strong says:

    Great giveaway!
    PS how do we let you know our address? will you contact the winner for the information?

    1. Yes! I will contact the winner via email and then they can send me their address privately. 🙂

  3. Oh that looks so good! It’s been far, far too long since I had a good drink.

  4. Tina Dowell says:

    Hello! Could this drink be made with fresh apple cider instead of apple juice?

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