Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Apple Cider Martini


Apple Cider Martini | Cooking on the Front Burner


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In today's battle round we have not one but two versions of this Apple Cider Martini.  That's right the DIY Guy and I had a little taste testing going on with us each choosing our favorite tasty beverage.  Which one will you pick?


I love apple cider but real apple cider not the stuff they sell that looks like apple juice; that's, well, apple juice!  Back where I come from in upstate NY there was (and still is) a place called The Cider Mill.  They make their own cider, donuts and candy apples.  Love that place!  My favorite thing to do is first walk around the backside of the building where you can actually see them mash the apples and press the cider.  After watching the process the next part is eating and drinking.  A couple months ago when we were moving my dad to a senior living apartment, we made a stop.  I had my favorite - a glass of chilled cider and TWO cinnamon donuts.  I probably could have had three but restrained myself!

So getting back to this recipe, it is made from real cider and makes for a tasty adult beverage.  Read through them both and try to guess which ones was mind... answer below.

Apple Cider Martini

by Cooking on the Front Burner
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Yield 2 drinks
Ingredients 
    Version 1
    • 6 ounces apple cider
    • 6 ounces Captain Morgan's Spiced Rum
    Version 2
    • 6 ounces apple cider
    • 5 ounces vodka
    • 1 ounce butterscotch schnapps
    Instructions
    1. In a martini shaker add ice and ingredients from either version 1 or version 2; shake well until mixed and cold
    2. Strain and divide between 2 martini glasses* that have been chilled (fill with ice and let sit for a few minutes then remove ice)
    *Note:  if desired rim your glass with some caramel sauce then dip in a cinnamon/sugar mixture
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    So - which one is mine? Well, I went for the one with some schnapps - the DIY Guy felt that was a bit too sweet for him; hence the 2 versions.

    Apple Cider Martini | Cooking on the Front Burner

    Cheers!

    Apple Cider Martini | Cooking on the Front Burner


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    15 comments:

    1. This sounds delicious, Deb! I am leaning towards version #1, but I may add a splash of that Butterscotch Schnapps to it. ;) Pinned!

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    2. I am totally voting for #2 with the schnapps...yummy!!

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    3. Version 1 for me!
      This is a lovely drink and you photographed it beautifully.
      Pinned!
      Cheers!
      Stephanie

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    4. Both versions sound amazing to me! Can't wait to try both of them!

      -Katherine
      http://kingsbakery.blogspot.com/

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    5. I think both versions sound great, although I am slightly more tempted by version 2 because of the butterscotch schnapps!

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    6. This cocktail is the perfect drink for fall! Gorgeous, and it looks so delicious!

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    7. I love real apple cider too! The Cider Mill sounds awesome. And love the idea of presenting two options! Fun stuff, lovely pictures.

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    8. I would love to try this BOTH ways! :)

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    9. Ooooooo this looks soooooo tasty. I just love apple cider! Pinning this one for sure, thanks for sharing, found you at the Show & Tell Linky :)

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    10. Mmmmm, this looks and sounds fabulous. Is it the weekend yet?

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    11. These are definitely happening during the holidays at my house! Thanks for linking up at our DIY Sunday Showcase Party this week and for the great recipe!

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    12. Both sound delicious! Looks lovely! :)

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    13. Ok, this is seriously making me miss booze (pregnant!). It's perfect for a girl's night!

      I stopped by from Creativity Unleashed.

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    14. Oh yum - I love apple cider and butterscotch schnapps, but have never thought to combine them!! We're hosting a cocktail linkup on The Sequin Notebook today, would love for you to stop by and share this :)

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