This post is sponsored by Sage Fruit Company.
A new year is a perfect time for a fresh start. What better way to celebrate than a fresh fruit cocktail or mocktail?
Made with juiced Fuji apples from Sage Fruit, this Fresh Apple Pie Martini combines cinnamon, lemon juice, and vodka with fresh apple juice for a sweet, crisp, and balanced flavor. Simply leave out the vodka and non-drinkers and kids can join the toast, too.
Making a Fresh Apple Pie Martini
Send a signal that this new year is a fresh start with fresh fruit! Yes, you could use apple schnapps to make a Fresh Apple Pie Martini, but real, fresh Fuji apples are what makes this cocktail so special. When you use fresh apples, you’ll give your cocktail or mocktail a richer flavor and more substance.
Both the cocktail and mocktail version tastes just like fresh apple pie, but without the hours spent in the kitchen baking! From young to old, everyone is sure to love this drink given that Apple Pie is one of everyone’s favorite pies!
Serve your cocktails in traditional martini glasses. If you make a mocktail version for your kids, you may find that a stemless martini glass (or traditional juice glass) is easier for them to sip from without spilling.
A cinnamon stick makes the perfect garnish for this drink. Use it as a stirrer before you plop it in the drink to help diffuse the flavor. A cinnamon-sugared rim will give Fresh Apple Pie Martini a sweet visual appeal that adds to the fresh pie taste.
Finally, garnish each glass with a slice of Fuji apple. Dunk each apple slice in a bit of lemon juice to help prevent them from browning.
What’s Special About Sage Fruit’s Fuji Apples?
Sage Fruit Company has been a part of The Produce Moms’ family of partners for many years for good reason! This is a produce company focused on trust and quality. Their fruits, which include cherries, pears, and of course, apples, are grown, harvested, and shipped in the best possible conditions. That’s what you want when making a Fresh Apple Pie Martini, or any other fresh fruit recipe!
Sage Fruit doesn’t just treat their produce right. They think of their growers as family and treat them as such. Sage Fruit only partners with growers and shippers who share these values to help ensure that fair treatment becomes the industry standard.
Sage Fruit has a big fan you might recognize! NASCAR Hall of Famer Tony Stewart and Sage Fruit Company’s president of sales and marketing Chuck Sinks joined us on The Produce Moms Podcast to share their efforts to encourage healthy eating. Click here to listen!
Did our Fresh Apple Pie Martini help you ring in the new year right? What did your guests think of this cocktail or mocktail? Tell us all about it in the comments below or tag us in your New Year’s martini-making photos on Instagram @theproducemoms and @sage_fruit.