Apple Cider Martini

Do you ever go away on holiday, only to come back with a cocktail that just sings of that one trip? A drink that reminds you more than any other of halcyon days in the sun, carefree and happy?

For me, every trip I take seems to adopt its own cocktail flavour. Be it the Bloody Maria ‘Muy Picante’ of previous trips to Mexico, Nimbu Pani on the sweltering streets of Mumbai or this year, An Apple Martini, sitting on the beach on the Riviera Maya.

Crisp, Sharp and Ice Cold. One for sipping as the Pelicans swoop in overhead, palm trees rustling in the breeze, the salty air kissing you face…


30ml Vodka

30ml Apple Sourz

20ml Apple Cider

5 ml Lime Juice

Ice & Apple Slices to serve


1. Fill a Martini Glass with ice and set aside to chill.

2. Half fill a Boston Shaker with ice and add all remaining ingredients, aside from the apple.

3. Shake for 30 seconds to chill.

4. Empty the Martini Glass of Ice, strain the martini through a hawthorn strainer and garnish with apple.

5. Serve immediately.