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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

Super fun & spooky apple flavored Halloween Drink made with Everclear or Vodka.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Cocktail, Drinks, Halloween
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Halloween cocktail, halloween drink
Servings: 28 servings
Calories: 175kcal


  • 4 Green Granny Smith Apples
  • 1 1/2 cups Sugar
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups of ice
  • 1 cup Everclear grain alcohol (You can also use vodka, see notes)
  • 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.
You can also use vodka for this. You may want to use less simple syrup if using vodka since typically the proof (alcohol content) in vodka is less potent than grain alcohol.
Simple syrup is typically a 1 to 1 ration. Meaning 1 part water to 1 part sugar. So 1 cup of water plus 1 cup of sugar. Often I make it less sugary by using either 3/4 cup sugar to 1 cup water or 1/2 cup to 1 cup water. Tinker around with it until its to your liking.


Calories: 175kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 28mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 14IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg