Green Apple Martini

Y’all know when apple season rolls around, it is time for  a fresh green apple martini! Like most of our cocktails this is made with just a few ingredients. No need to buy pre-mixed cocktail mixers. Grab some crisp granny smith green apples and a few limes, and you are half way there!

Years ago I tried a sour apple pucker made with sour apple schnapps. That is not the taste we are going for here. The taste of a granny smith apple is fresh, and slightly tart, but not sour. If you really want a sour apple martini, you can add a little extra lime juice. Rather than using any sour apple liqueur we use Cointreau. We have also made these with infused green apple vodka.

We collaborated with Microplane to create this apple martini recipe! Clearly using their grater for shedding the apple, and their ULTIMATE BAR TOOL for muddling, this green apple martini came together in a flash! In fact, forget making just one! Let’s all whip up a whole pitcher of these green apple martinis!

Why use Granny Smith Apples?

Granny Smith is one of the rather sour apples as it contains a high quantity of fruit acids. We contrast this tart apple with the sweetness of the Cointreau. You may also use simple syrup if you want this cocktail sweeter.


What you will need for this Green Apple Martini

  • 1 large Granny Smith apple
  • 2 oz. gin or vodka
  • 1 ounce Cointreau or St. Germain liquor
  • 1 large lime, juiced
  • Ice



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Granny smith green apples and green apple martini

Fresh Green Apple Martini


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Ingredients for apple martini

  • 1 large Granny Smith apple
  • 2 oz. gin or vodka
  • 1 ounce Cointreau or St. Germain liquor
  • 1 large lime, juiced
  • Ice



Time for mixing this green apple martini!

Slice apple in half and cut a slice out for garnish, and set aside with some lime juice on to prevent browning.

Shred, or finely dice the rest of the apple.

Place apple into cocktail shaker and muddle to mash the apple.Add the lime juice and gin, and muddle some more

Add the gin or vodka and liquor, and ice and shake vigorously.

Double strain into a martini glass, and garnish with apple slice.

More Fresh Fruit Martinis to Try!

Dina and Bruce at the Golden Gate Bridge

Hi, we are Bruce and Dina Miller. We love to cook every night. We enjoy making a few healthy dishes, and also comfort food. We love crafting cocktails too! Come take a look, we would love to share our recipes with you.


  1. Kendall Reply

    REALLY freaking good. very appley. love your ratios. your x1 is perfect for two lightweights! HA.

    • Dina and Bruce at the Golden Gate Bridge

      theperksofbeingus Reply


      HA! So glad you like this! We need to get more cocktails added to our site! This is our top post! Have the best day!

      Dina and Bruce

  2. . Reply

    This recipe looks great. I’m going to have to go buy an apple so I can test it out.

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