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Sinister Cider Cocktail


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

  • Yield: Makes 1 cocktail

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, October 2009


  • 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. 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. 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.

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  • 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!