Marcus Samuelsson's Spiced Apple Martini

Serves 1 cocktail and enough simple syrup for 20 cocktails

Originally aired

  • For the Apple-Spiced Simple Syrup:
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon, ground
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, ground
  • 1 teaspoon allspice, ground
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg, ground (freshly ground if possible)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 slice of a red apple, 1/4 inch thick
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 ounces SKYY Vodka
  • 1/2 ounce lime juice
  • 2 dashes angostura bitters
  • Ice
  • Slice of apple (for garnish)

For the Apple-Spiced Simple Syrup: Place all ingredients in small saucepan. Bring to boil. (Leftover simple syrup can be strained into airtight container, cooled and refrigerated. It will stay fresh for up to 2 weeks.)

Add 1/2 ounce of simple syrup, the vodka, lime juice and bitters in a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake well. Strain into chilled coupe glass and garnish with apple.