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The Poisoned Apple

Cored apples are the perfect container for sinister Halloween beverages.

  • Yield: Makes 1 cocktail
The Poisoned Apple


  • 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


  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. 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.


Reviews (1)

  • daniel_francine 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

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