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Thirsty Thursday: Caramel Apple Pie Martini {By the Pitcher}

All the things you love about pie in the form of a cocktail. This Caramel Apple Pie Martini is made by the pitcher and combines apple cider, caramel vodka, and apple whiskey. The addition of a vanilla bean takes this martini over the top.

Caramel Apple Pie Martini

Notice a pattern? Yesterday I posted a recipe–a damn good recipe, if I do say so myself–for Caramel Apple Cinnamon Rolls, and today I’m posting a Caramel Apple Pie Martini. A Booze-infused, no pie crust required version of apple pie. It’s far easier to make and even more fun to drink.

Caramel Apple Pie Martini

I’ve been neglecting my Thirsty Thursday feature for the past few weeks. The last cocktail recipe I posted was this Cran-Apple Splash, and that was almost a month ago! I’m surprised I haven’t received any emails threatening bodily harm, “Give us the booze, or else!”

Caramel Apple Pie Martini

Listen, I get it, y’all like your booze. Heck, if I don’t have my weekly cocktail fix, I get a bit rage-y myself. How else is one expected to deal with life? You know what, maybe don’t answer that question. I have a feeling it involves fist fights and hair pulling, maybe even vehicular violence towards other cars.

Let’s just get you guys your booze fix before shit hits the fan.

Caramel Apple Pie Martini

As I was perusing my booze shelf last weekend, I found a bottle of Crown Royal Apple hiding behind a few of the taller liquor bottles. Right in front of it was a bottle of caramel-flavored vodka, so I took as a sign from the cocktail gods that I needed to combine the two. I did a little spin kick and off I went merrily skipping up the stairs.

Caramel Apple Pie Martini

After some experimenting, I ended up with a pitcher of caramel apple martinis–an entire pitcher! Thank goodness it was the weekend, because me and Mr. Martini became close buddies. Here’s the thing, this cocktail goes down smooth, like really smooth. It’s not my fault, really. Really!

Caramel Apple Pie Martini

It’s just that it was so good. Can’t-stop-won’t-stop good. No-regrets good. Drink-the-entire-pitcher-by-yourself good. I’m going to stop with the compound adjectives now. I think you get my point.

Caramel Apple Pie Martini

All the things you love about pie in the form of a cocktail. This Caramel Apple Pie Martini is made by the pitcher and combines apple cider, caramel vodka, and apple whiskey. The addition of a vanilla bean takes this martini over the top.

Yield: 1 pitcher

Total Time: 5 minutes

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Crown Royal Apple
  • 1/2 cup caramel-infused vodka
  • 3 and 1/2 cups apple cider
  • juice of 2 lemons
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • seeds of 1 vanilla bean 

 

 

Directions:

  1. Add the ingredients to a large pitcher. Give the mixture a few vigorous stirs to combine. Chill in the refrigerator until you’re ready to serve. 
  2. When you’re ready to serve, fill a shaker with ice. Add about 1/2 cup of the martini mixture to the shaker. Give the mixture a few vigorous shakes. Pour into a martini glass. 
  1. If you don’t have a vanilla bean handy, substitute 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste. 
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6 Responses to “Thirsty Thursday: Caramel Apple Pie Martini {By the Pitcher}”

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    Kimberly — October 15, 2015 at 5:59 am

    You are right – far easier and far more fun! Perfect for the season.

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    Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry — October 15, 2015 at 2:38 pm

    Oh man! These martini’s are dangerous business. I can totally see myself getting cozy with an extra large pitcher. 

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    Samina @ The Cupcake Confession — October 16, 2015 at 12:39 am

    I love this. I can now drink my own caramel apple! Just brilliant!

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    Laura Dembowski — October 18, 2015 at 8:27 am

    I’ll take caramel apple any way I can get it. This sounds like the perfect way to end a long week.

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    Ashley — October 19, 2015 at 1:09 pm

    Caramel apple in drink form?? I love it! Plus, I love any and all drinks with apple cider! Yay fall!

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    Nichole — October 23, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    I love that there is no added sugar to this martini, annnnnd it’s so perfect for Fall! Cheers!

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