Marcus Samuelsson's Spiced Apple Martini

by Rachael Ray Show Staff 3:00 AM, October 4, 2012

Aired October 4, 2012

Serves 1 cocktail and enough simple syrup for 20 cocktails
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
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.