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The Poisoned Apple

Cored apples are the perfect container for sinister Halloween beverages.

  • yield: Makes 1 cocktail

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Ingredients

  • Sanding sugar, for rims
  • 1 McIntosh apple
  • Freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Ice cubes
  • 1 ounce bourbon
  • 1/2 ounce apple cider
  • 1/2 ounce Cherry Heering
  • 1/2 ounce Calvados

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Place sanding sugar in a shallow dish and set aside. Trim top and bottom of apple. Using a mellon baller or spoon, remove core of apple, hollowing out to form a cup. Brush the inside and rim of apple with lemon juice. Dip rim in sanding sugar to coat; set aside.

  2. Step 2

    Fill a cocktail shaker with ice; add bourbon, cider, Cherry Heering, and Calvados. Cover and shake vigorously to combine. Strain mixture into prepared apple cup; serve immediately.

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Reviews (1)

  • 29 Oct, 2010

    Ok I really like the recipe and want to try it. I didn't know what cherry heering or calvados was so I had to look it up! I found out they are a type of brandy. The problem I am having is I cant seem to find anyplace to purchase the two. Is there another substitue that would be just as good. Any input would be greatly appreciated!!! Thanks