The start of fall in New Mexico also means the start of apple season. Across the state, apples start to hit their peak season and are ripe for the picking. With this abundance of apples now is the time to start finding the perfect recipes to utilize this fruit.

This Apple Pie Martini is nothing like its distant cousin The Appletini. Its main component is whiskey and is complemented by brandy and an apple syrup that make this drink perfect for fall. You’ll want to make this cocktail throughout the fall season and onwards.

Apple Pie Martini

  • 2 oz. Silver Coyote Pure Malt Whiskey
  • .75 oz. Apple Brandy
  • .75 oz. apple syrup
  • Apple Slices (for garnishing)

Place all ingredient in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Stir with a cocktail spoon until shaker has beads of condensation (roughly 30 seconds). Strain into a martini glass and garnish with apple slice (Gala recommended).

Apple Syrup

  • 2 cups apple juice
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 cinnamon sticks (optional)

In a medium saucepan bring apple juice and sugar to a boil on the stovetop. Sugar should dissolve; let it rest and cool. For a twist, you can add four cinnamon sticks after you take it off of the stove, and let the sticks rest for a couple of hours to infuse additional flavor. Will last two weeks, refrigerated. 

Recipe courtesy Santa Fe Spirits.

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