Green Apple Martini Recipe

For all the devoted apple enthusiasts out there, prepare to have your taste buds tantalized and your cocktail cravings satisfied with this extraordinary green apple martini recipe! Say goodbye to store-bought green apple schnapps or artificially flavored vodka because we’re about to create a sublime Appletini using the crisp and tart freshness of Granny Smith apples. Emphasizing natural flavors over artificial additives, this recipe promises a perfect harmony of sour apple essence, employing a combination of lime juice, simple syrup, and plain vodka.

Unlike some Appletini recipes that call for apple brandy, which infuses the drink with a warmer and slightly different taste, our focus remains on a truly sour apple martini experience. We crave that tangy, vibrant green drink that sings with every sip. No apple juice here; only the authentic essence of Granny Smith apples.

To achieve this invigorating flavor, we recommend selecting the finest, freshest Granny Smith apples, preferably during the fall and winter seasons when their sweetness and tartness are at their peak. With these exquisite apples, your Appletini will boast an unmatched zest and brightness.

However, if you’re feeling adventurous and wish to elevate the green apple vodka profile, you have the option of infusing your own concoction. It’s remarkably simple; just steep green apple slices in your favorite vodka for a few days. This infusion process yields a unique and personalized touch to your cocktail, allowing you to savor the delight of creating something truly special.

Some traditional Appletini recipes call for the use of simple syrup to balance out the sourness of the Granny Smith apples. However, in this variation, we’ve decided to skip the simple syrup altogether. By doing so, we intensify the sour apple flavor, allowing the orange or elderflower liquor to provide just enough sweetness. This approach caters to those who prefer a more pronounced sour profile in their apple martini. However, for those with a sweeter inclination, a dash of simple syrup can be added to your taste preference.

The beauty of the green apple martini lies not only in its captivating flavor but also in its simplicity. With just a handful of readily available ingredients, you can whip up this exceptional cocktail in no time. This makes it the perfect choice for an impromptu gathering with friends or a soothing nightcap after a long day.

The art of mixology comes alive when creating this Appletini, as you combine the vibrant green hue of the Granny Smith apples with the crystal-clear vodka, topped off with a refreshing splash of lime juice. The result is a visually stunning drink that your friends will love!

So, whether you’re a seasoned mixologist or a cocktail enthusiast experimenting in the home bar, this green apple martini is a must-try. Transport yourself to a realm of enchanting flavors and enjoy the magic of sipping on this extraordinary Appletini. Cheers to the green apple lover in you, and here’s to creating lasting memories with every delightful sip!

Why you will like this green apple martini recipe:

  • You will find that this is the perfect drink to add to your martini recipes collection
  • This is a simple cocktail that does not require sour apple schnapps or sour apple liqueur
  • Vodka cocktails are popular and this will add apple cocktails to your menu
  • You can batch make this easy cocktail so you have plenty of time to relax with your guests

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 to make this green apple martini recipe:

  • Good quality vodka. Grey Goose, Kettle One or Tito’s are ones that pair nicely in any cocktail recipes.
  • Green apples. Since you will be garnishing with granny smith apple slices, select a few smaller ones for the garnish.
  • Lime juice. This means fresh limes. Do not use bottled lime juice of any kind. Even if it is “freshly squeezed”. Lime juice can change flavor if squeezed ahead of time, so be sure to squeeze your limes fresh when you make this cocktail
  • Orange or Elderflower liquor. Cointreau is our choice for orange liquor. St. Germain is our choice for elderflower liquor.
  • Cocktail Muddler. We use a wooden one, but there are several metal ones on the market.
  • Metal box grater. If you don’t have one of these, you can simply dice the apple small.
  • Cocktail shaker. Simple is best. Use a 2 piece metal shaker, or a metal and glass shaker. If you get one with a lid, or a lid and strainer combo, it ends up creating more of a mess. Take note of what professional bartenders use. There is a reason they use what they use.
  • Hawthorne strainer & mesh strainer. Yes, you will want both. This drink needs a double strain. Spend a little extra to get a good quality hawthorn strainer. And keep a few of them, along with the mesh strainers on hand for the best bar set up
  • Ice cubes. Shaking a cocktail for at least 30 seconds is key to mixing it well and having it be icy cold!
  • Chilled martini glass. We always keep a few martini glasses in the freezer, but it only takes a few minutes to frost them up.


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Granny smith green apples and green apple martini

Green Apple Martini Recipe

Experience the crisp essence of green apple in a tantalizing martini, crafted with fresh apple, premium vodka, and a touch of Cointreau or St. Germain for a sophisticated twist.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Course: cocktails
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple, appletini, craft cocktails, green apple, martini, vodka
Servings: 1 drink
Calories: 333kcal
Author: Bruce and Dina Miller


Ingredients for apple martini

  • 1 Granny Smith apple large
  • 2 ounce gin or vodka
  • 1 ounce Cointreau or St. Germain liquor
  • 1 Lime juiced


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.


Calories: 333kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.03g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 272mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 132IU | Vitamin C: 28mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1mg
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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

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

  2. June Reply

    5 stars
    Thank you! This was a perfect recipe for my apple-tini craving, which I didn’t think could be satisfied given I didn’t have any apple-flavored mixers or liqueurs, and really didn’t want to have to drag out my juicer. This is absolutely perfect – love the tartness, and it’s not overbearing. Excellent!

    • Dina and Bruce at the Golden Gate Bridge

      Bruce and Dina Miller Reply


      Y’all have just made our day! We love hearing this from you! So glad you enjoyed! Thank you for the nice words and rating!

      Dina and Bruce

  3. Maggie Reply

    What a yummy cocktail! I loved the taste of the green apple martini. So crisp and delicious.

  4. veenaazmanov Reply

    5 stars
    The Lime and Orange Citrus flavors and the combination of vodka with Ice cubes and the sourness of the Green Apple Bites gives me a jerk. I love every combination and this is surely a treat for myself making my day very special.

  5. Kushigalu Reply

    5 stars
    Love the recipe. Simple and delicious. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Alison Saalbach Corey Reply

    5 stars
    This recipe is amazing! It’s so easy to make at home and the flavor is so refreshing, perfect for any occasions.

  7. Tavo Reply

    5 stars
    I recently tried this Green Apple Martini recipe, and it completely exceeded my expectations! It has quickly become a favorite in my cocktail repertoire, and I cannot rave enough about the exquisite taste and presentation.

    The balance of flavors in this martini is absolutely perfect.

    • Dina and Bruce at the Golden Gate Bridge

      Bruce and Dina Miller Reply


      We love natural flavors in our cocktails, and this is a fav! Thank you,

      Dina and Bruce

  8. Jeff Reply

    5 stars
    I Iove the tartness that the green apple gives this drink. A winner.

  9. Dannii Reply

    5 stars
    This was so refreshing and such a great flavour. Perfect for a garden party.

  10. Seema Sriram Reply

    5 stars
    This is a picture-perfect cocktail. I love apple flavours and I am sure will be happy to taste them with these.

  11. Sara Welch Reply

    5 stars
    This is such a cool, refreshing cocktail with the perfect amount of kick! Easily, the best way to unwind after a long day!

  12. Ieva Greber Reply

    5 stars
    I have to say, your website has become my go-to for cocktail ideas – every single recipe of yours I try, I fall in love with! This martini was no exception! Superb flavours and we always have some granny smiths at home!

    • Dina and Bruce at the Golden Gate Bridge

      Bruce and Dina Miller Reply


      You SERIOUSLY just made our day! That means the world! Thank you!!!

      Dina and Bruce

  13. Amanda Wren-Grimwood Reply

    5 stars
    Completely refreshing and delicious. My new favourite I think.

  14. Dannii Reply

    5 stars
    This was so refreshing. Such a nice flavour.

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  16. Elizabeth Reply

    5 stars
    I like that this recipe uses real green apples to give it a more authentic apple flavor. This is a great drink to serve when entertaining guests. Thanks for sharing!

    • Dina and Bruce at the Golden Gate Bridge

      Bruce and Dina Miller Reply


      Thank you! We use fresh fruit for our cocktails, and truly think they taste better, so glad you agree!

      Dina and Bruce

  17. Sharon Reply

    5 stars
    This green apple martini was tart and perfect! The Cointreau was a wonderful addition.

  18. Neha Reply

    Oh what cool flavors going on here, I love green apples! Also, all your clicks are just amazing. I am trying this martini and your other martini recipes soon too.

  19. Renee Reply

    5 stars
    This green apple martini has such a crisp, clean flavor. A new favorite at our house, for sure!

  20. Farwin Reply

    5 stars
    Awesome flavors with the green apple!

  21. Nikki Reply

    5 stars
    I am loving the natural tart flavors from the green apples in this marvelous green apple martini. It’s refreshing and delicious.

    • Dina and Bruce at the Golden Gate Bridge

      Bruce and Dina Miller Reply


      We like our drinks made with natural flavors, and not too sweet! So glad you like this!

      Dina and Bruce

  22. Carrie Robinson Reply

    5 stars
    This sounds like the perfect cocktail recipe for fall! 🙂 Definitely planning on saving this one for then.

  23. Gus Reply

    5 stars
    The combination of crisp green apples and the smoothness of the martini was absolutely delightful. It’s now become my go-to cocktail for gatherings with friends. Keep up the great work!

  24. Kate Reply

    5 stars
    This cocktail was a HUGE hit at our weekend brunch party! It was wonderfully tart.

  25. Ava M Reply

    5 stars
    This apple martini is like taking a crisp bite of a deliciously fruity apple in every sip. Cheers!

  26. Andrea Reply

    5 stars
    This green apple martini sounds refreshing and delicious. I love that I can customize, gin or vodka and that it uses real apples.

  27. Dannii Reply

    5 stars
    I made these for a dinner party and everyone loved them. So refreshing.

  28. Casey Reply

    5 stars
    This looks absolutely delicious. I’ve never met a Granny Smith apple recipe I didn’t love. Can’t wait to try it.

  29. Chenee Reply

    5 stars
    This was incredible and had the perfect ratio of sweet and tart. I can’t wait to serve it this weekend to my sister and her husband.

    • Dina and Bruce at the Golden Gate Bridge

      Bruce and Dina Miller Reply


      Nice! So fun that you will be hosting your sister this weekend!

      Dina and Bruce

  30. Kim Reply

    5 stars
    This looks so refreshing, and the perfect after-dinner cocktail for the fall. Thanks for sharing!

  31. Mike Reply

    5 stars
    This drink hits all the marks! I have an on-going cocktail exchange with friends, well more like I find and make them, they drink them. This by far is a favorite of the group, even with those that kept telling me they don’t like gin. Well the do now. I’ve tried it with several gins and Nolet’s Silver Gin is the winner. The clean taste of this gin and the tart, crisp green apple are made for each other. With the fresh lime juice and St Germain, this just rocks. Looking forward to more of your amazing cocktails. Cheers!

    • Dina and Bruce at the Golden Gate Bridge

      Bruce and Dina Miller Reply


      Awe, this just made our day! Cheers to you as well!! We so appreciate this comment!!

      Dina and Bruce

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