Saturday, October 29, 2022

Cheers to Fall; an Apple Cider Martini

 The last couple of gatherings we have had, we have started the night off with a wonderful fall cocktail. 

Ingredients for Apple Cider martini

It has been a big hit with all who have tried it.  The tartness of the apple cider, flavored with Grand Marnier and a little Maple Syrup is a wonderful combination.
Couple at Appetizer Buffet

We love to entertain and we had 2 large dinner parties last week.  The first was on Sunday with our friends who went to Curacao with us as well as Don and Mickey who were not able to go but helped with all of the arrangements.  This photo of us in front of the appetizer buffet was snapped by our friend Sharon who kindly sent it to me.

Apple Cider Martini

This cocktail was such a success that we decided to serve it again last night when we had the neighbors over for a birthday celebration.  It is a perfect fall drink.  Frank also created a virgin version for those who didn't wish to imbibe, substituting fresh squeezed orange juice for the Grand Marnier, and omitting the vodka.  He used a Whiskey Maple Syrup for the alcoholic version and switched that out for pure maple syrup in the virgin versions.

Whether entertaining inside with a dinner party or outside around the bonfire with hot dogs on a stick, these cocktails are sure to bring some deliciousness to your fall festivities.

Cocktails, Drinks, Apple Cider, Vodka, Fall Flavors
Drinks, Cocktails
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Author: Wendy Klik
Apple Cider Martini

Apple Cider Martini

Enjoy the Flavors of Fall with this seasonal Martini made with Apple Cider, Vodka, Grand Marnier and a touch of maple syrup.
Prep time: 3 MinTotal time: 3 Min


  • 2 oz. apple cider
  • 1 1/2 oz. vodka
  • 1/2 oz. Grand Marnier
  • 1/2 t. maple syrup (I used a Michigan Whiskey Maple Syrup)
  • Cinnamon Sugar for rimming glasses


  1. Rim a martini glass with some cinnamon sugar
  2. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
  3. Add the cider, vodka, Grand Marnier and syrup to the cocktail shaker and shake until ice cold.
  4. Strain into the glass and serve.

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