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Caramel Apple Cider Martinis

We recently met some of my husband's friends for Happy Hour and they're all very into beer. I'm not going to lie, I'm not a fan of that or wine, I tend to stick to drinks centered around rum, vodka and liqueurs.


I studied the cocktail menu a while and decided on a Ciderhouse. The ingredients were cider, caramel vodka and butterscotch liqueur. I wanted to take a picture but it was my first time meeting these particular people and I felt too awkward doing it.


It's fall in New England so cider is pretty easy to find. You can substitute unsweetened apple juice or hard cider if you can't find it. I played around with ratios for a few days, and the end result was 2 parts apple cider, 1 part caramel vodka and 1 part butterscotch liqueur. 


The restaurant's version came with a drizzle of caramel around the rim.  I decided to put mine inside of the glass and then popped them in the freezer but it still pretty much disappeared once I poured the cocktail in. 


For the second glass, I attempted to drizzle it along the top and just made a mess. I decided that a simple slice of apple would have to do for garnish. It's not the prettiest girl at the dance but it sure is delicious!



Caramel Apple Cider Martinis

Caramel Apple Cider Martini
Author: Jolene's Recipe Journal


  • 3 oz apple cider, hard cider or unsweetened apple juice
  • 1 1/2 oz caramel vodka or salted caramel vodka
  • 1 1/2 oz butterscotch liqueur
  • Sea salt caramel sauce for drizzling inside glass, if desired.
  • Apple slices for garnish, if desired.


  1. Drizzle inside of martini glass with caramel sauce, if desired. Place in freezer.
  2. Fill cocktail shaker with ice. Add cider, caramel vodka and butterscotch liqueur. Shake for about 1 minute.
  3. Strain into martini glasses. Garnish with apple slice, if desired.

Note: I used a 1.5oz shot glass to measure, shot glasses are not standardized but as long as you keep the 2-1-1 ratio it'll be fine. 

caramel, apple cider, martini
Cocktails, beverages


This is such a perfect cocktail for fall! Loving the butterscotch and apple cider together.
Karen said…
Butterscotch liqueur???? Oh my! I must find it!
Inger said…
I love a cider based cocktail in fall!

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