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Halloween Recipe - Halloween Cocktail - The Poison Frog My take on Green Apple Moonshine
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Halloween Cocktail - The Poison Frog

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Servings: 6 cups
Author: Colleen Kennedy


  • 4 Green Granny Smith Apples
  • 1 1/2 cups Dixie Crystals Granulated Sugar
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups of ice
  • 1 cup Everclear grain alcohol
  • 1 cup DeKuyper Sour Apple Pucker


  • Wash apples, cut and chop, leaving skin on.
  • Place apples and even the cores into a medium sized pot.
  • Add in the sugar and water, stir and bring to a boil. Boil for 6 minutes or so, just until the apples start to become tender.
  • Remove from heat and add in water. Remove the 4 cores and throw away.
  • Using a potato masher, mash the apples. Let the mixture sit for 15-30 minutes.
  • Strain out the liquid, which should be 3 3/4 to 4 cups.
  • At this point you can place the Green Apple Simple Syrup into a sealed jar and store in your fridge until ready to use.
  • When ready to assemble the moonshine, combine the Green Apple Simple Syrup, the Everclear and the DeKuyper Sour Apple Pucker in a pitcher or pot and stir until combined.
  • This will have a light green hue from both the Green Apple Simple Syrup and the Pucker. If you want it a bit more vibrant, take 1/2 cup of the mixture and add to it 2 drops of green food coloring, stir vigorously until combined. Strain that back into the jar/pitcher and mix until combined.
  • Taste and adjust.
  • This is STRONG, it's supposed to be. It's not really a cocktail, unless want to serve it over ice and cut it with some club soda or Sprite.
  • Chill and serve in shot glasses. I like it in the freezer 45 minutes or so before serving. You could also use a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake and pour. Your call.


To make the Blood, simple combine a few drops of red food coloring with a TBS of corn syrup, mix vigorously until combined.