Recipe Thursdays from Peter Pauper: Apple Martini

Martinis should always be stirred, not shaken, so that the molecules lie sensously on top of one another. 

—Somerset Maugham

Apple-picking season is here . . . and the temptation to post an apple pie recipe was strong but I resisted! Try this chic variation on the classic martini from our Little Black Book of Cocktails . . . and chill!

Apple Martini
Makes 1 serving

• 1-1/2 oz. vodka (regular or apple flavored)
• 1/2 oz. apple liqueur
• Splash of lemon juice
• 1 martini glass
* All ingredients should be cold — bitterly cold. If at all convenient, store both the alcohol and glasses in the freezer.

1. Stir with cracked ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
2. Garnish with an apple slice or apple candy.

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