Easy Appletini Recipe - Sour Apple Martini (2024)

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By Heather

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Sep 09, 2021

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This appletini recipe is a delicious, easy co*cktail with only three ingredients. A perfect balance of sweet and sour apple flavor.

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This sour apple martini has only three ingredients and is full of green apple flavor. It makes a great cheap drink that works well for parties and holidays. The combination of vodka, sour apple schnapps, and lemon juice makes such a tasty, fun, fruity co*cktail.

Want more vodka co*cktails? Don’t miss these simple recipes.

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Ingredients needed

This delicious co*cktail is made from simple ingredients that can be found where most alcohol is served.

Sour apple liqueur – This is the common De Kuyper Pucker Sour Apple Pucker. The bright green color gives this co*cktail a fun look and a sweet and sour, jolly rancher flavor. You can substitute with apple brandy but it’s not quite the same.

Vodka – You just need a classic plain vodka. Feel free to substitute with a flavored vodka like Smirnoff Green Apple vodka.

Lemon Juice – This adds a fresh, tart flavor to the drink. You can also substitute with lime juice.

Optional – Try a slice of green apple for a beautiful garnish. Granny Smith green apples work well to enhance the green color and the tart flavor.

How to make an appletini co*cktail

  1. Fill a co*cktail shaker with ice.
  2. Pour in apple pucker, vodka, and lemon juice.
  3. Shake for 15-20 seconds.
  4. Pour into a martini glass. Optional, top with green apple slices or a maraschino cherry.
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Is apple Pucker the same as apple schnapps?

Sour apple pucker and apple schnapps are the same thing. “Schnapps” is a term in German that refers to an alcoholic drink that is flavored with fruit, spices or herbs.

Recipe tips

  • If you don’t have a co*cktail shaker, use a jar or container with a lid to shake up these appletinis.
  • The best way to serve this is in a chilled martini glass. Place the glasses in the freezer overnight for a perfectly chilled glass the next evening.
  • Lightly brush the apple slice garnish with lemon juice to help prevent browning.


This is a basic appletini recipe but can be altered to your preference.

Juice: Want to enhance that apple flavor? Try adding 1 ounce of apple juice or apple cider to the mix.

If you would like to make a red apple martini, add 1 ounce of cranberry juice to the vodka and apple schnapps mixture.

Caramel: Want a caramel appletini? Add a little caramel sauce to the inside of the martini glass.

Vodka: Use a flavored vodka to add a little extra flavor. Try caramel vodka, vanilla vodka, cinnamon vodka or others that would work with the sour apple flavor.

Sweetness: If you prefer a sweeter drink, add in 1/2 ounce of simple syrup to the mix.

Non-alcoholic: To make this a mocktail, mix together 2 ounces of apple cider and 2 ounces of sweet and sour mix.

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  • Tequila JELLO shots

If you tried this martini recipe, let me know in the comments below.

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5 from 1 vote


By Heather

Easy, three ingredient appletini co*cktail recipe.

Prep: 5 minutes mins

Total: 5 minutes mins

Servings: 1


  • co*cktail shaker


  • 2 ounces green apple schnapps
  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 1/2 ounce lemon juice
  • sliced apple for garnish


  • Fill a co*cktail shaker with ice.

  • Pour in vodka, apple schnapps, and lemon juice. Shake.

  • Pour into a cold martini glass.

  • Optional – add sliced apple for garnish



Calories: 280kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 15mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Drinks

Cuisine: American

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