Spiced appletini

A spiced appletini in a couple glass is garnished with apple slices and crystalized ginger that has been speared onto a cocktail stick with a red tassel on one end; lying at the foot of the glass is a greeting card with lettered balloons that spell out

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 crystallized ginger. Save yourself some time and make a big pitcher. These yummy cocktails are a favorite!

Yield: 4 servings

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12 oz. unfiltered apple juice
½ vanilla bean, seeds scraped
4 star anise cloves
6 oz. vodka (optional)
Apple slices and crystallized ginger for garnish


  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 (if using) 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 crystalized ginger as garnish.