No Thanks
Keep In Touch With

Sign up and we'll send inspiration straight to you.

Martha Stewart takes your privacy seriously. To learn more, please read our Privacy Policy.


Sinister Cider Cocktail

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

  • Yield: Makes 1 cocktail
Sinister Cider 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.

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!

Related Topics