Ginger and Apple Martinis


4 to 6 servings
Ginger and Apple Martinis
1 ⅓ cups Ginger Simple Syrup, recipe follows ginger simple syrup1 ⅓
1 ½ cups 100% apple juice, chilled apple juice1 ½
1 cup dark rum, chilled dark rum1
½ cup club soda or sparkling water, chilled club soda½
Ice ice1
1 green or red apple, unpeeled, cored and thinly slicedgreen apples1
Ginger Simple Syrup
1 cup sugarsugar1
1 cup waterwater1
1 (2-inch) piece of fresh ginger, peeled and choppedfresh ginger1


Ginger and Apple Martinis
In a pitcher, combine the simple syrup, apple juice, rum, and sparkling water. To serve, fill a martini shaker with ice and add about 1 cup of the rum mixture. Shake well and pour into martini glasses. Garnish with apple slices and serve.
Ginger Simple Syrup
In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, water, and ginger over medium heat. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat, and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the sugar has dissolved. Remove the pan from the heat and allow the syrup to cool, about 20 minutes. Strain before using.
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