Poisoned Apple Cocktail


I feel like people either love or hate Halloween. My husband, Calvin falls into the later camp. Always has and always will (even as a kid!). There are some aspects of the holiday he does enjoy… carving pumpkins, watching scary movies and of course the candy.

I grew up loving Halloween. I loved dressing up and trick or treating with my friends. As an adult I am not as big of a fan. Maybe because I’m not into crazy parties? I am more into pumpkins, candy and corn mazes. Also is 25 too old to go trick or treating? Asking for a friend.

One thing we both love regardless of the holiday is a festive cocktail!


So today I’m sharing the perfect cocktail for your Halloween celebrations. This cocktail is right up my ally because it sweet, but not too sweet and has a nice warming spice for fall. It is also a deep red colour which looks spooky for Halloween. If you really want to up the spook factor add a drop or two of black food colouring to really deepen the colour of your drink!

This recipe is really simple, but I like it because it’s not fussy like some cocktails. You can make a big pitcher in advance of your guests arrival. As always I have the measurements for one drink and a full pitcher listed below.


Poison Apple Cocktail

Yields: 1 Serving or Pitcher


Single Serving:

  • 2 Ounces Spiced Apple Cider
  • 1 Ounce Pomegranate Juice
  • 2 Ounces Vodka or Apple Vodka

Pitcher (12 Servings):

  • 3 Cups Spiced Apple Cider
  • 1 1/2 Cups Pomegranate Juice
  • 3 Cups Vodka or Apple Vodka


For a single serving fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Pour apple cider, pomegranate juice and vodka into shaker. Shake cocktail until cold. Pour into stemware of choice.

For pitcher add apple cider, pomegranate juice and vodka into a large pitcher. Chill in your fridge until ready to serve. Pour into stemware of your choice.

Adapted from Julep.

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