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Slice of Fall Martini Shaken or stirred? Gin or vodka? What about vermouth? Truth be told, a traditional martini is made with gin. A vodka martini is obviously made with vodka. Generally, either type of martini includes some amount of dry vermouth. So, what’s a drink that’s made with vodka and fresh apple juice called? A perfect autumn cocktail!

Slice of Fall
Based on a recipe from Nugget Markets

INGREDIENTS
2 ounces vodka
2 ounces fresh apple juice*
Pinch of sage
Pinch of cinnamon
Apples, sliced thin, crosswise

DIRECTIONS
1. Chill martini glasses.

2. Combine ingredients (except for apple slices) in a shaker with ice.

3. Shake and pour into a chilled martini glass.

4. Float a thin apple slice as a garnish.

Yield: 1 cocktail

LINNELL’S NOTES
1. *I used fresh-pressed apple cider. I like this drink with more of an apple flavor, so I added a little bit more apple cider than called for. I used 1 part vodka to 2 parts apple juice.

2. I put a little cinnamon and sage in the shaker with the other ingredients. Plus, I sprinkled some additional on top of the apple slice for decoration.

Enjoy!

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