Friday, August 31, 2012

TGIF- Frozen Green Apple Martini

So, if you've been following along for the past couple of days you'll know that we have been heading on a longish slowish road toward the Frozen Green Apple Martini.  But its worth it!  You're going to to love this recipe.  However, as my Dad pointed out, the first line of the recipe has to be something like 'Start with $600 worth of equipment...'  So, not for everyone but if you happen to have these gadgets lying around then you'll be loving this!
Worst picture ever.  This is what happens when you portion these 4 drinks into 2 large glasses...
Frozen Green Apple Martini
Makes 2-4 depending on pourer
3 pounds Granny Smith Apples, washed but not peeled
1 Lemon
1/4 cup Simple Syrup
4 shots of Vodka
Slice the flesh from the core of the apples and make sure that the chunks are small enough to fit into your juicers slot but not so small that it takes all day.  You're juicing these after all... If you are able to cut quickly then you can do the whole 3 pounds then begin juicing.  But if you're a slower slicer, you should do the job in parts as the slices will turn brown and change the color of the juice.
Slice the lemon in half and squeeze juice directly into the green apple juice and stir.  The lemon juice will help keep the apple juice from changing color.  Do not put the lemon through the juicer as most juicers are centrfugal and will add lemon peel and pith into your juice.  The peel won't hurt but the pith is bitter and will affect the taste of the juice.
Now on to the frozen part of our day!  Take the apple juice and place it into the bowl of your favorite ice cream maker.  Here is mine.  Isn't she pretty?
Freeze the green apple juice according to the instructions on your Ice Cream Maker.  Then place in freezer to further solidify.  When the sorbet is finished, place into blender with the vodka and blend until smooth.  Try to remember to take a picture before drinking the whole thing.



  1. it looks delicious! But your dad's right - I don't have a juicer!!

    1. If you don't have a juicer you can try freezing fresh squeezed juice from the grocer or home squeezed orange or grapefruit juice :)