Caramel Apple Martini

My all time favorite fall cocktail is a caramel apple martini. Now, I try to stay away from them (for the most part) since they are loaded with sugar and fake apple junk. Last weekend I actually had one while out with friends and though delicious, I was NOT feeling good the next day from it.

This year I decided to make my own! Yes, yes, yes I did.  Why did this not happen sooner is the real question.

I’ve been really into putting my all-purpose caramel on all the things lately.

So, some fresh apple goodness, a little vodka because hey, it’s almost the weekend, and some homemade CLEAN caramel? Count me in.

Caramel AppleMartini 1

Delicious fall flavor in every sip.




I love after a few minutes of sitting that the caramel becomes even more immersed into the cocktail. I swirl it around and boom, even more caramel flavor!


Caramel Apple Martini
Serves 2
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  1. 1- 1 1/2 cup fresh local apple cider
  2. 1 organic apple, pureed
  3. 2-3 shots gluten-free vodka
  4. 1 tablespoon homemade caramel sauce
  5. 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  6. 1/2-1 cup ice
  1. Additional homemade caramel sauce
  2. Thin apple slices
  1. Place ice water into martini glasses and set aside
  2. Peel and core apple, then transfer to your high-speed blender and puree
  3. In a shaker, add ice, apple puree, apple cider, vodka, caramel, and cinnamon
  4. Shake well
  5. Pour out ice water and drizzle cold glasses with additional caramel
  6. Pour in cocktail, garnish and serve
  1. 1. Before serving, taste and adjust as desired (more cider, more vodka, more caramel, etc.)
  2. 2. I like Tito's vodka
  3. 3. Idea: Apple infused vodka would make this even more wonderful
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What is your favorite fall cocktail?

Also try my super popular Apple Cider Sangria!

Apple Cider Sangria

Caramel Apple Upside Down Honey Cake

Good morning! I hope you had a fantastic Labor Day weekend and are now getting back into the swing of things! I spent the weekend with my family in New Hampshire and man was it beautiful.  I love that both mine and Mike’s family are close enough to go away as one big family together. I feel lucky for sure. Jax also LOVES New Hampshire. Swimming in the lake, massive sticks everywhere. The pup was in heaven!


Now, let’s get to today’s recipe. Rosh Hashanah is right around the corner, and this spin on a honey cake is just perfection. Whether you celebrate or not, this is the ultimate Fall cake all season long!

Caramel Apple Upside Down Cake


Apples + Caramel = Greatest combination.



This cake is fluffy, moist, flavorful, and loaded with your favorite Fall flavors.


Caramel Apple Upside Down Honey Cake
Yields 8
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
40 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
40 min
  1. 1/2 cup coconut flour
  2. 1/2 cup tapioca flour
  3. 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  4. 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  5. 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  6. Pinch fine sea salt
Wet Ingredients
  1. 5 organic eggs
  2. 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
  3. 1/3 cup + 2 teaspoons raw honey
  4. 1 teaspoon vanilla
Apple Bottom
  1. 2 apples, peeled, cored, and sliced
  2. 1/3 cup homemade caramel
  1. Additional homemade caramel  for serving/drizzle
  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Grease 8 inch round pan
  3. Slice apples and lay them in the bottom of the baking pan
  4. Heat caramel   if it isn't already hot and pour evenly over apples
  5. In a large bowl combine dry ingredients (sift if flour has clumps)
  6. Add in wet ingredients and whisk together
  7. Pour cake batter into cake pan on top of the apple mixture
  8. Bake for about 30 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean
  9. Once cooled completely, carefully flip the cake pan upside down onto a serving dish
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