Poisoned Apple Cider Cocktail

Perfect for Halloween, or any other holiday, this poisoned apple cider cocktail is sweet and eerie with it’s mystical red and golden swirls!

Perfect for Fall and Halloween, this sweet and eerily beautiful cocktail is made with just a handful of ingredients, and tastes every bit as great as it looks! #cocktail #drink #applecider #Halloween #Fall #falldrink #drinks #lusterdust #viniq 

Get into the Fall and spooky Halloween spirit with this poisoned apple cider cocktail… made easy with just a handful of ingredients!  The optional luster dust gives the cocktail it’s mystical red and golden swirls, which make for one eerily beautiful drink!

I know, I know, Halloween is NOT that close.  BUT, this drink is so perfect for any time of year!  Granted, the mysterious swirls are just destined for a Halloween party, but I like to serve these from September to December!

Pouring apple cider cocktail from cocktail shaker into glass

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Since I’m the ultimate homebody, we’re not big on adult Halloween parties… but if you’re the partying kind, this drink is PERFECT for a signature cocktail.  It’s sweet, apple-y with a spiced kick from the rum, and the best part is the mesmerizing shimmery swirls!

Have you ever had the liqueur Viniq?  The bottles are SO much fun to pick up and swirl around at the liquor store.  However, I’ve never been a fan of the actual taste of Viniq, which is a shame!  Thanks to my amazing friend Dini over at The Flavor Bender, she’s come up with several recipes for homemade Viniq, which are fabulous!!  Her homemade version is where I got the idea to add the luster dust, which is what gives the drink those shimmery swirls.

Swirls of luster dust in poisoned apple cider cocktail

DO I HAVE TO ADD THE DUST TO THIS APPLE CIDER COCKTAIL

If you’re worried about consuming the dust, it’s food grade and completely edible. You can also serve this cocktail without it, but I just love the eerie look it gives! I bought mine at my local cake decorating store, but I’ve also linked to a similar one on amazon in the recipe below. You can use any color you’d like… I chose gold here.

Perfect for Fall and Halloween, this sweet and eerily beautiful cocktail is made with just a handful of ingredients, and tastes every bit as great as it looks! #cocktail #drink #applecider #Halloween #Fall #falldrink #drinks #lusterdust #viniq 

When it’s closer to time, you could have a pumpkin carving party and serve this apple cider cocktail, or have some friends over for some Fall baking and serve this drink.  Or, maybe you guys need to celebrate the kids being back in school!  The sky’s the limit!

Since we’re coming up on prime apple cider season, I hope you guys give this apple cider cocktail a try! I know you’ll love it!

GET THE LOOK:

  • Gold luster dust – feel free to use other colors, but this is the gold one I used for the photos!
  • Brandy glasses – good for so much more than just brandy!

 

Perfect for Fall and Halloween, this sweet and eerily beautiful cocktail is made with just a handful of ingredients, and tastes every bit as great as it looks! #cocktail #drink #applecider #Halloween #Fall #falldrink #drinks #lusterdust #viniq 
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5 from 6 votes
Poisoned Apple Cider Cocktail
1 serving
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 

This poisoned apple cider cocktail is sweet and eerie with it's mystical red and golden swirls!

Calories: 230 kcal
Ingredients
  • 4 oz apple cider
  • 1 1/2 oz spiced rum
  • 1 1/2 oz pomegranate juice
  • 3/4 oz grenadine
  • scant 1/4 tsp edible luster dust (I used a gold color, but silver is also beautiful)
Instructions
  1. Add ice to cocktail shaker, add ingredients, cover and shake. Strain into glass and serve!

Recipe Notes

Edible luster dust will settle at the bottom of the glass, so providing your guests with a cocktail stirrer is a great idea... so they can swirl the drink from time to time.

To make drink non-alcoholic, add an extra 3/4 oz of both apple cider and pomegranate juice to replace the rum.

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Perfect for Fall and Halloween, this sweet and eerily beautiful cocktail is made with just a handful of ingredients, and tastes every bit as great as it looks! #cocktail #drink #applecider #Halloween #Fall #falldrink #drinks #lusterdust #viniq 

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15 comments on “Poisoned Apple Cider Cocktail”

  1. Any idea what the measures should be if I wanted to make a large batch? (20 people). IM horrible at math but this sounds Awesome!! 

    • You just multiply everything by 20 (I always use a calculator)… so 80 oz apple cider, 30 oz spiced rum, 30 oz pomegranate juice, and 15 oz grenadine. Add all ingredients to a big pitcher or punch bowl, stir well and refrigerate until cold. Add a pinch of luster dust (if using) to everyone’s individual drinks and serve with a cocktail stirrer so your guests can swirl the dust in their drinks 🙂

  2. It’s delicious! I didn’t have pomegranate juice on hand so I subbed with cran/mango. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

  3. What can we use instead of pomegranate juice?

  4. Could I make this in a pitcher or punch bowl and refrigerate before serving, adding glitter last? For a larger party

  5. Looks delicious and so easy to make! ! Such a cool and and unique color!

  6. I love a good themed drink for any party! Adding this one to my list!

  7. Look out Snow White, this drink might just be the fairest of them all! Wow!

  8. I absolutely LOVE this! I can’t wait to make it!! Fantastic idea!

  9. I love it! I am going to try this out. Thank you for sharing this great recipe. YUM!

  10. This drink is seriously so so fun!

  11. What a cool looking cocktail to serve and enjoy!! I love the gold swirls!!