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Sinister Cider Cocktail

Liven up your Halloween party with this sweet, simple-to-make martini.

  • yield: Makes 1 cocktail




  • Fine black sanding sugar
  • 1 lady apple, chopped
  • 1/2 lime, cut into wedges
  • 1 ounce maple syrup
  • 1 ounce apple cider
  • 2 ounces vodka
  • Ice
  • Club soda
  • 1 thin crosswise slice lady apple, for garnish


  1. Step 1

    Moisten the rim of a martini glass with water. Place sanding sugar in a saucer and dip rim of glass in sanding sugar to coat; set aside.

  2. Step 2

    In a cocktail shaker, muddle together apple cubes and lime wedges. Add syrup, cider, and vodka; fill with ice. Cover and shake until well combined. Strain into prepared martini glass; top with club soda. Garnish with apple slice and serve.

The Martha Stewart Show, October 2009



Reviews (1)

  • SistahD 23 Oct, 2010

    Once you have the ingrediants, his is very simple and divine! No lady apples to be found so I used 1/3 of a golden delicious and grey goose pear - wow - Halloween will be very happy!