Spiced appletini

Spiced appletini

Mix, shake and sip your way to spiced-apple goodness. Our Spiced Appletini recipe uses star anise cloves and vanilla bean seeds to provide an unexpected sweet and aromatic flavor. To make it more festive, dress each Spiced Appletini with apple slices and star anise seeds. Save yourself some time and make a big pitcher. These yummy cocktails are a favorite!

Yield: 4 servings

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Ingredients

12 oz. unfiltered apple juice
½ vanilla bean, seeds scraped
4 star anise cloves, plus more for garnish
6 oz. vodka
4 apple slices for serving

Directions

  1. In a large pitcher, mix together apple juice with vanilla bean seeds and star anise cloves. Let mixture sit for 30 minutes to allow flavors to mingle.
  2. Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice. Add 3 ounces vodka and 6 ounces apple juice mixture, and shake well.
  3. Pour into martini glasses, straining out ice. Repeat with remaining ingredients.
  4. Serve with apple slices and additional star anise as garnish.