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Lemon Vodka Martini with Apple

Last Modified: 08/05/10
First Published: 10/27/07
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This lemon vodka martini turned our very well. Since we had some extra vodka around we created our own lemon liquor with lemon and vodka.

Note: This martini is about the alcoholic strength of a similar liquor like creme de menthe or creme de cocoa, around 20%.

apple martini

Lemon Liquor Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 8 ounces vodka
  • 1 lemon (for juice and zest)

Method for syrup

Start out making a simple syrup. A simple syrup is 1 part sugar and 1/2 part water. Bring the water and sugar to a boil and let it go for about 3-5 minutes on medium-high heat.

Take the zest and juice of 1 lemon and place it in the hot simple syrup. This will be a very concentrated mixture.

When the syrup is fully cooled pour the vodka and syrup in a mason jar and let the mixture sit for a few hours.

To make a single martini use around 2 oz of the Lemon Vodka Liquor and shake with ice, we like the Boston Shaker. You could always add a tablespoon of water if it is too strong, but it will grab some from the ice as it melts.

Strain in a cocktail glass and serve with cubed Granny Smith apples on a toothpick or other decoration.