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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

Recipe for a fun, green, Halloween cocktail or shot rimmed with fake blood. Apple flavored cocktail.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Cocktail, Drinks, Halloween
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Halloween cocktail, halloween drink
Servings: 22 servings
Calories: 134kcal


  • 3 Green Granny Smith Apples
  • 2 cup Sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cup vodka
  • 2 cup DeKuyper Sour Apple Pucker


  • Wash apples, cut and chop, leaving skin on.
  • Place apples 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.
  • Using a potato masher, mash the apples. Let the mixture sit for 30 minutes or until cool.
  • Strain out the liquid, pressing on the solids to get every drop out.
  • 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 drink, combine the Green Apple Simple Syrup, the vodka and the DeKuyper Sour Apple Pucker in a pitcher or pot and stir until combined. Use a 1 to 1 to 1 ratio. 1 cup of each for example. adjust to your preference of sweetness or alcohol strength.
  • 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, its more of a fun shot or a martini. For a cocktail, serve it over ice and top with club soda.
  • Chill and serve in shot glasses. I like it in the freezer an hour 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. For a thicker "blood" add in 1/4 teaspoon cornstarch and stir until blended.
You can also use grain alcohol for this although it will be stronger. 
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.
You can make the simple syrup ahead of time and store in the fridge for a few days in a sealed mason jar.
You can make the drink ahead of time and store in a large sealed mason jar (or jars) in the fridge until ready to serve. I like to pop it in the freezer for an hour or so before serving.


Serving: 3oz | Calories: 134kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 27mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 13IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 1mg