MARTHA’s Sinister Cider Cocktail – Friday’s Featured Cocktail

This is a sweet and simple martini from MARTHA.  Her site has of host of ‘ghoul’ cocktail and punch recipes that look and taste amazing. Make sure to check out the rest of the recipes, especially the Shruken Heads Punch at

Dawn’s Note: You can skip the vodka and make it a mocktail for Designated Drivers this weekend. Also you can find black sanding sugar in the baking aisle or Baking Specialty Store, Wilton sells a ‘Black Sugars’ Sprinkles and Sparkles. (looks like this>)

Sinister Cider

Recipe: Makes 1 cocktail

  • Fine black sanding sugar
  • 1 lady apple, chopped
  • 1/2 lime, cut into wedges
  • 1 ounce maple syrup
  • 1 ounce apple cider
  • 2 ounces vodka
  • Ice
  • Club soda
  • 1 thin crosswise slice lady apple, for garnish


1. Moisten the rim of a martini glass with water. Place sanding sugar in a saucer and dip rim of glass in sanding sugar to coat; set aside.
2. In a cocktail shaker, muddle together apple cubes and lime wedges. Add syrup, cider, and vodka; fill with ice. Cover and shake until well combined. Strain into prepared martini glass; top with club soda. Garnish with apple slice and serve.

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