Sinister Cider Martini

Here is a creepy cocktail that’s perfect for Halloween.  It’s a martini made with cider and sweetened with a touch of maple syrup – very autumnal.

Sinister Cider Martini

Makes 1 cocktail

Fine black sanding sugar
1 lady apple, chopped
½ lime, cut into wedges
1 oz maple syrup
1 oz apple cider
2 oz vodka
Ice
Club soda
1 thin crosswise slice lady apple, for garnish

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.

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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