A Pine-Apple martini is a variation of the Appletini and the Classic Apple Martini. The major difference between the drinks is the pineapple juice. The pineapple juice in this recipe adds a fruitier flavor to the drink when compared to the traditional Appletini drink.
The drink is cleverly named as Pine-Apple martini and is different from a Pineapple martini, where the major ingredient and flavor is usually the pineapple. The drink is usually garnished with an apple slice, but you could get creative use a pineapple slice instead.
The main flavor of the Pine-Apple Martini is still the apple, and the pineapple juice or flavor is mainly to enhance the flavor of the apple.
- 3 shots of Vodka
- 1 shot of Apple Schnapps or Calvados
- 1/2 shot of Pineapple Juice
- An apple slice to garnish
- Add ice cubes into a martini/cocktail shaker
- Add 3 shots of Vodka into the shaker
- Add a shot of Calvados or Apple Schnapps into the shaker
- Add a shot of pineapple juice into the shaker
- Shake well to mix the ingredients
- Strain the contents of the shaker into a chilled martini glass
- Garnish with a Apple slice or twist
Variations and Similar Drinks
Appletini or Apple Martini: Substitute the pineapple juice in the recipe with half a shot of Cointreau. Cointreau is an orange flavored liqueur.
Classic Apple Martini: Use 1/2 shot of dry vermouth instead of the pineapple juice.
Sour Apple Martini: Substitute the pineapple juice with a shot of the lemon or lime juice.
Tips and Notes
- You could use an apple peel or a pineapple slice as garnish instead of the apple slice
- Use apple schnapps instead of the Calvados if you want to create a light chartreuse color for the drink. You can experiment with slightly different proportions of Apple schnapps and pineapple juice to create the desired hue.
- You could increase the proportion of the pineapple juice to about a shot if you like the drink to be sweeter and fruitier.