First Choice Liquor Market

Easy Apple Pie Martini Recipe | First Choice Liquor Market

Find out how to make the best autumn-inspired drink with our Apple Pie Martini recipe. Enjoy the taste of apple and spice in a drink that’s easy to love, brought to you by Jarrod @diycocktailguy.

autumn apple pie martini

Autumn Has Arrived With Jarrod’s Apple Pie Martini

Summer is well and truly in the rearview mirror and we’re headed towards crisp mornings, falling leaves and slow weekends where staying in sounds more enticing than venturing out. It’s safe to say, we have a soft spot for Autumn and all of its cosy rituals. 


As the seasons change, we’re swapping out long days spent at the beach or by the pool, with cosy weekends spent hopping between wineries or curling up on the couch at home. The change in temperature means that our weekends look a little different — and so does our line-up of go-to drinks. 


“With the cool weather upon us in Australia, coming into Autumn, what better time to make an Apple Pie Martini,” Jarrod says. Autumn is all about embracing sugar, spice and all things nice, so with its comforting combination of apple, cinnamon, vanilla vodka and a dash of whiskey, Jarrod’s Apple Pie Martini recipe fits the bill. 


Let’s rug up, grab our martini glasses and get shaking!

What you'll need:


30mL of Absolut Vanilla Vodka 

15mL of Fireball Cinnamon Flavoured Whisky

90mL of cloudy apple juice

Ground cinnamon

To garnish: fresh apple, sliced and coated in cinnamon sugar

How to make an Apple Pie Martini


  1. First of all, grab your cocktail shaker and plenty of ice. Then, you’ll want to add 30mL of your Absolut Vanilla Vodka. “It’s the perfect vodka for those that have a bit of a sweet tooth,” Jarrod says.
  2. Next, pour 15mL of your Fireball Cinnamon Flavoured Whiskey — an essential to add some spice into your Apple Pie Martini. 
  3. Add 90mL of cloudy apple juice for fresh sweetness to balance the spice.
  4. To finish, sprinkle some ground cinnamon into your shaker for extra sweet and smoky flavour notes.
  5. Give your cocktail a good shake before straining into your martini glasses. Instantly, you’ll notice the spicy and sweet aromas of apple pie. 
  6. To garnish, prep your fresh apple slices by coating them in cinnamon sugar and placing them on the edge of your martini glasses. 
  7. And voilà! This Autumn-inspired cocktail is best served with a bowl of maple covered nuts or a slice of pumpkin pie for the perfect combo as you enjoy a cosy night in. 

Autumn-inspired drops to stock up on this fall

Apple cider 


The craft apple cider market in Australia is flourishing and nowadays you can have your pick of the bunch. From dry, to semi-dry, semi-sweet and sweet types of cider, it’s all about taste testing until you find the perfect match for your palate. If you’re not a fan of sweet drinks, don’t write cider off completely. Willie Smith’s Organic Apple Cider and Young Henrys Cloudy Cider are two great local picks that bring a hint of fruity sweetness and balance it with a crisp, refreshing tartness that’ll win even the biggest cider sceptics over. 

Red wine 


If summer is all about refreshing sangria, then Autumn is for embracing full bodied reds — especially warmed up on the stove in mulled wine in preparation for your next dinner party soirée. Ease into fall with a medium bodied pinot noir like Devils Corner Pinot Noir and stock up on full bodied red varieties like the deep fruitiness of syrah and cabernet sauvignon to enjoy a few glasses on the couch while you watch a movie. If you’re still new to the world of red wine — don’t worry — you can get up to speed with our starter’s guide to red wine



If there’s any drop that’ll give you a warm and tingly feeling as the colder weather hits, it’s whiskey. There’s a lot out on the market to try, from the pear meets butterscotch tasting notes of Monkey Shoulder Blended Malt Scotch to the clove and vanilla flavour of Sazerac Straight Rye Whiskey. Stuck on deciding what whiskey to try next? We’ve given you our top 3 local whiskeys to lend you a helping hand.

Autumn entertaining tips — embracing the practice of hygge

And remember, just because you’re staying in more over Autumn, that doesn’t mean you can’t entertain friends and family. Take a page out of the Scandi’s book and embrace their cultural phenomenon of hygge, pronounced ‘hoo-gah’. Hygge invites you to light a fire, host an intimate dinner party and swap fiddly canapés for hearty soups, stews and pies. Open up a bottle of red (or two) and share stories over a comforting home-cooked meal while the cold weather rages on outside. We’ve given you a head start with some of our favourite Autumn-inspired recipes made for sharing here.

Powered by