Spiced Caramel Apple Martini at Meritage Steakhouse
Yeah, the holidays are about giving and spending time with family and friends, blah, blah, blah. It's also about holiday cocktails, and this strong Spiced Caramel Apple Martini will have you in the spirit in no time. The caramel makes it super-sweet, but the best part is the fruity berry flavory the cranberry juice adds to the sugary taste.
The cost: $12
The bartender: Matthew Phillips, 4 years at Meritage Steakhouse in Phoenix
The ingredients: 1/2 ounce Crown Royal, 1/2 ounce Skyy vodka, 1/2 ounce concentrated apple juice, pinch of ground cinnamon, splash of Apple Pucker schnapps, splash of cranberry juice, one slice of a caramel-coated apple
Cut your apple slice and make sure it fits on the glass.
Line the rim with sugar and caramel
Pour the Apple Pucker in a shaker glass,
Then the Crown Royal,
Then the Skyy vodka,
And the cranberry juice