My Favorite Date Night Drink: ABC Kitchen's Big Apple Martini

One of our go-to date night restaurants in Manhattan is ABC Kitchen. It has a cozy, eclectic candle-lit vibe that’s perfect for having an intimate conversation. I especially love their Big Apple martini: It’s strong, but sweet and tart, too, with the apple, lemon and ginger to give it a twist without going into sugar overload. Consider it grown-up apple juice. With a bite.

ABC Kitchen Big Apple Martini

ABC Kitchen's Big Apple Martini


  • 2 oz vodka
  • 1/4 oz lemon juice
  • 1 oz apple ice wine (like Eden Iced Cider) or apple cider
  • 2 oz apple juice (they use Fuji apple juice)
  • 5 drops ginger juice


  • Pour all ingredients over ice in a martini shaker and shake to combine.
  • Pour into a martini glass.

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