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Homemade Caramel Apple Vodka: A Fall Cocktail

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So, I’m trying to get through this doggone “thing” I’ve got. I’m not sure whether I have a cold, the flu, or the bubonic plague.

Whatever it is, it is making me feel terrible, and I want it to go away. Isn’t it true that alcohol helps to kill germs? If I’m not mistaken, it does. So, obviously, this Caramel Apple Vodka Martini (with its two types of vodka) should be beneficial to my health.

Rules For Recipe-Making While Sick:

  1. Don’t. Seriously. Sickness is your body’s way of telling you to take it easy and take it easy. Instead of listening to my body, I kept going and discovered something new to add to my list of accomplishments.
  2. Be Prepared to Be Frustrated. Have you noticed the image above? Well, I took a look at this image and saw nothing wrong with it. Everything was photographed by me! I didn’t notice anything unusual. I needed the vodkas for my martini, and it had them. There were apples on the table. Caramel was also present. Wasn’t everything fine? Wrong.
  3. Take advantage of your husband’s (child’s, friend’s, or cat’s) offer of assistance. After I’d mixed the drink and he’d taken a large sip and started coughing, the Soldier suggested I rethink the recipe. I went berserk, clearly irritated by his lack of culinary knowledge. I chugged it to see what his problem was because he didn’t know what he was talking about. I started choking as well.

Take a look at how clear that cocktail is. It shouldn’t be that way. I mean, it’s a great shot, but it’s not how a martini should look. This caramel apple vodka martini, on the other hand, was nothing like a caramel apple.

It was a caramel vodka shot that I poured into a martini glass instead. I’d completely forgotten about the apple cider, which was supposed to cut through the heaviness of it all. It’s no surprise that we were both swaying as we debated the recipe. The Soldier was correct, and I was incorrect. But I did say that as a soldier, he should be ashamed that he can’t control his alcohol consumption.

This is a list of EVERYTHING that goes into making a caramel apple vodka cocktail: APPLE CIDER (or sparkling apple cider if you want to get really festive), caramel-flavored vodka, vodka, ice, and caramel sauce (optional). “Get your mise en place together before you start your recipe!” is something I’m known for saying.

That’s a little difficult to do in my case—in this case—when you’re actually developing the recipe. I’ve made this recipe a few times before, but I forgot about the cider this time. You won’t be as frustrated if you measure out and prepare your ingredients ahead of time.

Caramel Apple Vodka Recipe

Ingredients of Caramel Apple Vodka

  1. 1/2 cup ice cubes
  2. 1 ounce vodka
  3. 2 ounces caramel-flavored vodka
  4. 2 cups cold apple cider
  5. dash freshly-squeezed lemon juice

Pitcher Martinis

  • 1/4 cup vodka
  • 1 cup caramel-flavored vodka
  • 1/2 gallon cold apple cider
  • 1 tablespoon freshly-squeezed lemon juice
  • 4 cups ice cubes

Optional Garnishes

  • caramel sauce
  • dried apple slices

Instructions of Caramel Apple Vodka

  • Add the ice to a cocktail shaker. If you are making pitcher martinis, add the ice just before serving instead. 
  • Add the regular vodka to the cocktail shaker. If you’re making the large quantity martinis, add it to a pitcher. 
  • Follow with the caramel-flavored vodka. 
  • Pour the cold apple cider and lemon juice into the shaker (or pitcher) (eight cups for the pitcher version).
  • Shake vigorously until the shaker frosts over, or, if you’re making the pitcher-version, stir briskly with a long-handled spoon. 
  • Pour the caramel apple mixture into 2 martini glasses swirled with caramel sauce, if desired. Garnish with dried apple slices.If you’re making the pitcher version, add the ice just before stirring again, then serve. This pitcher version serves 8. Garnish each martini glass with the optional best apples slices. 
  • Enjoy responsibly. 


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