Sour Apple Martini Recipe

Sour Apple, Amaretto, and Vanilla Vodka

sour apple martini recipe

This sour apple martini recipe is part of my amaretto drink recipes collection. I know it's not the first thing that comes to mind when you think of a selection of Italian drinks, but it's made with amaretto, and that's an Italian liqueur. There are so many creative things you can do with that bottle!!!!

When you think of sour apple martini recipe you may be think of mixing up concoctions like Jolly Ranchers and sweet powders. This is not that kind of taste! This is more of a sour-apple-kick-in-the-throat-taste with a pleasant after-taste of vanilla almond.

I decided to try this recipe because I had it sitting in my stack of I'm-gonna-make-this-drink-sometime-in-the-future-piles. Well the future hit when the small DeKruyper Sour Apple Schnapps bottle went on a major sale. (I usually wait to make the oddball martinis when the store is clearing out all the odds and ends).

My husband says this tastes like cough syrup. So obviously I'm not making it any time soon for him. As for me the apple sour part bites so hard I have to serve myself a SMALL glass. But then again, thats why it's called SOUR apple martini. Too, I could have just modified it. But I didn't. I've posted with the ratios I used - and feel free to experiment.

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Sour Apple Martini Recipe

YIELD: 1 Serving


* 3/4 oz amaretto

* 1 1/2 oz DeKruyper Sour Apple Schnapps (see substitution ideas)

* 3/4 oz vanilla vodka


* Shake together.

* Serve and enjoy!

* No more than tops to get it together!

Does it have to be DeKruyper Sour Apple Schnapps??

Nope! You just need a sour apple liqueur. The brand doesn't matter. But that is how you get that sour apple taste. I just happened to get the DeKruyper Sour Apple Schnapps because it was less than $5.00 (USD) the day I was at the store.

Can I use vanilla rum?

Nope. You need to use a vodka of some sorts. Vodka is infused with the vanilla. A rum is flavored with vanilla and will throw the drink off.

Can I skip the amaretto?

Sure, but since I only mix and cook Italian - AND that is all I write....I really wouldn't be a good source on what ratios to use without it. Sorry. You might want to poke around elsewhere if you want to skip the amaretto. Really it's a super liqueur. We use it tons! I have over 50+ desserts and drinks on this site alone that use amaretto.

What is amaretto?

An Italian liqueur. If you ask most people what it tastes like - you will hear " sweet almonds". There is a lot more to making amaretto than just almonds. But that is the predominant flavor.

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