Poison Apple Cocktail

This Poison Apple Cocktail combines spiced rum, apple cider, and cranberry juice to create a delicious fall drink for the grownups that everyone will love. It’s the perfect drink for sipping on the porch or at your next Halloween party.

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If you’ve been looking for the perfect cocktail for your next party, Halloween or otherwise, then you’ve found it. Honestly, this cocktail should be the official drink of fall.

❤️ Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • It’s a super easy cocktail to make.
  • The spiced rum and apple cider make a warm, inviting combo.
  • It’s perfect for any fall or Halloween get-together.
apple cider, spiced rum, cranberry juice, apples, and edible luster dust labelled with text


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This incredibly simple cocktail recipe only uses a handful of ingredients. You don’t need anything fancy! You’ll find the ingredient list complete with amounts in the recipe card below.

🔪 How to Make This Poison Apple Cocktail

It only takes a few minutes and a few simple steps to make this easy recipe.

seasoning being added to a cocktail shaker

Step 1: Combine the Ingredients

Add ice, rum, apple cider, cranberry juice, and gold luster dust to your cocktail shaker.

Step 2: Shake and Chill

Shake vigorously to combine and chill.

Step 3: Serve

Pour through a stainer into a cocktail glass and garnish with fresh apple slices if desired.


Apple Juice: If you can’t find apple cider you can use apple juice instead.

Apple Vodka: Instead of spice rum you can also add apple vodka for a witchy twist on this tasty drink.

If you’re looking for another Halloween-themed adult treat, then check out these bat Halloween pudding shots.

glass of poison apple cocktail on a siderweb towel

🥄 Equipment

It takes less than a handful of items to make this recipe.

  • Measuring cups
  • Cocktail shaker

🥫 Storage

Store these in your belly! Seriously, though, this recipe makes one cocktail at a time, so there will be no need for storage. Like most cocktails, this wouldn’t be very good after being stored anyway.

💭 Tips

Here are a few tips to make sure that your poison apple Halloween cocktail turns out perfectly every time that you make it.

  • This is one of the simplest, easiest cocktail recipes you’ll ever make, so we only have one tip: drink responsibly!
  • You can garnish this adult beverage with swizzle sticks, edible glitter, or cinnamon sticks.
  • You can use a martini glass, highball glass, or even a wine glass to serve this delicious drink.
  • The edible luster dust is what gives this drink the crazy swirl-y effect, but you can leave it out if you prefer. It just won’t be as colorful.
  • Make this into a party punch recipe by leaving out the rum in this delicious cocktail. You could make a kid-friendly punch and an adult signature cocktail for your party guests.
glass of poison apple cocktail on a siderweb towel

⁉️ FAQ

Do you have questions about this festive Halloween cocktail recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.

What’s the difference between rum and spiced rum?

Spiced rum is simply rum that’s been infused with spices.

What does spiced rum taste like?

The flavor varies a bit from brand to brand, but in general, it has notes of vanilla, cinnamon, and fruit.

What is a responsible number of cocktails to have?

Generally speaking, keeping your cocktail consumption at 2 or less will keep you sober.

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🧾Recipe Card

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Poison Apple Cocktail

This poison apple cocktail is a delicious cocktail perfect for both Halloween and fall. It's loaded with apple and rum flavors.
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Course: Beverage
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 Serving
Calories: 214kcal


  • Cocktail glasses
  • measuring jigger
  • cocktail shaker


  • 2 oz. Spiced Rum
  • 2 oz. Apple Cider
  • 1 oz. Cranberry juice
  • tsp. Gold edible luster dust
  • Optional fresh apple slices for garnish


  • To your cocktail shaker, add ice, rum, apple cider, cranberry juice, and gold luster dust!
  • Shake to combine and chill.
  • Pour, strained, into your favorite cocktail glass.
  • Optional, garnish with fresh apple slices.


Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 214kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 0.1g | Fat: 0.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.01g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.02g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 72mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 0.2mg

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