So you want to throw a fall party, and along with pumpkin desserts, mini chic apple pies, roasted boar/venison, au gratin potatoes, and caramelized Brussels sprouts, you need some kind of fall martini to balance out all the rich shit.
The appletini has long been the subject of ridicule (and lots of Scubs episodes) but is, in fact, pretty tasty. Whip up a batch of these and enjoy your classy fall soiree.
Created in 1997, the purest appletini should really only have apple juice or cider and top-shelf vodka, just FYI.
1 part Grey Goose vodka
1 part apple cider (use hard cider if you’re awesome)
½ part dry vermouth
Shake all of the ingredients together in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into a chilled glass and garnish with a green apple slice. You can also add caramel to create your own caramel apple if you're feeling fancy.