Apple Martini

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Yield: 2 (4-ounce) servings


4 ounces vodka
2 ounces Berentzen Apple Liquor
2 ounces green apple puree (see recipe below)
Green Apple Purée
1-2 green apples, peeled, cored and chopped
1/2 cup simple syrup, or as needed (see recipe below)
Simple Syrup
1 cup sugar
1 cup water


For the Green Apple Puree

Combine chopped apples and simple syrup (as needed) in a blender, and purée until smooth. Use the purée as soon as possible or it will turn brown. Do not be tempted to add lemon to this mixture-it will ruin the taste.

For the Simple Syrup

Combine equal parts sugar and water in a sauce pot and bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer and cook just until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and cool before using. Edwin Santana creates specialty drinks and bartends at Masat, affectionately referred to as M Bar, in Manhattan.

To Assemble and Serve

Pour ingredients into a shaker filled with ice. Shake well for about 10 seconds. Strain into chilled martini glass. Garnish with an apple wheel.