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Appletini (aka Apple Martini)
Top view of an Apple Martini
Type Mixed drink
Primary alcohol by volume
Served Straight up
Standard garnish

Apple slice; Cherry

Standard drinkware
Cocktail Glass (Martini).svg
Cocktail glass
Commonly used ingredients
Preparation Mix in a shaker, then pour into a chilled glass. Garnish and serve.

An apple martini (appletini for short) is a cocktail containing vodka and one or more of apple juice, apple cider, apple liqueur, or apple brandy.

This drink, properly called an Adam's Apple Martini, was created in 1997 at Lola's in West Hollywood, California, by bar owner Loren Dunsworth and bartender Adam Karsten.[1][2]


In its purest form, it would contain:

40 ml (1 ⅓ oz) top shelf vodka (or gin)
30 ml (⅔ oz) apple juice, cider, or most often-apple pucker

Typically, the ingredients are shaken or stirred and then strained into a cocktail glass.


A sweet and sour mix can also be added before shaking.

Optionally, vermouth may be included, as in a regular martini.

A common variation of the appletini is the "Rumpletini", with a light rum in place of the vodka.[citation needed]

A similar cocktail can be made with Martini Bianco white vermouth and apple juice in a long drink glass filled with ice.[3]

In popular culture[edit]

  • The appletini is the favorite alcoholic drink of John "J.D." Dorian in the sitcom Scrubs in which it is often characterized as being somewhat effeminate.
  • Along with a rum and diet coke, it is also the favorite drink of Alan Harper from Two and a Half Men.
  • In the 2010 film The Social Network, in the initial meeting between Facebook co-founders Mark Zuckerberg and Eduardo Saverin and Napster co-founder Sean Parker, Parker buys the table a few rounds of the drink. In real life, Zuckerberg never had an appletini until he attended the film's premiere. After seeing the film, Zuckerberg made the appletini Facebook's official drink.[4]
  • In season 4 episode 20 of The King of Queens (aired 2010), Carrie becomes sweet after drinking Apple Martinis, a state Doug calls "sober plus".[5]
  • In episode 3 of the cyberpunk TV series Mr. Robot (aired 2015), Elliot and the title character have an appletini in a bar.[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Marin, Rick (October 4, 2000). "The Greening Of the Martini". The New York Times. Retrieved October 3, 2015. 
  2. ^ Harris, Jenn (August 15, 2013). "Lola's, famous for the apple martini, to close in September". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved October 3, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Martini Bianco and Apple Juice". Cocktails of the World. Retrieved October 3, 2015. 
  4. ^ Henig, Samantha (2010-10-01). "New Yorker Festival: Facts, Fiction, Facebook, and Appletinis". The New Yorker. Retrieved 2011-03-20. 
  5. ^ "The King of Queens - Lush Life: Transcript". Ark TV. Retrieved October 2, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Mr. Robot - Eps1.2d3bug.mkv: Transcript". Ark TV. Retrieved October 2, 2015. 

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