Cookbook author and food stylist Diana Yen of The Jewels of New York is sharing a week of spooky cocktails that will wow guests at your Halloween soirée. Tune in for more ghoulish and delicious libations!
Inspired by Snow White’s poison apple, this caramel appletini is sure to seduce. (Photo: Diana Yen)
Poison Caramel Appletini
Inspired by Snow White’s poison apple, this caramel appletini is sure to seduce. Watch out though: One bite of this glossy candied apple could put you in a forever slumber.
1 ounce butterscotch schnapps
1 drop black food coloring
1 ounce vanilla vodka
1 ounce apple cider
Candied apple (see recipe below)
Shake and strain schnapps and black food coloring into a chilled glass. (Photo: Diana Yen)
Add schnapps and black food coloring to an ice filled shaker. Shake and strain into a chilled glass.
Add vodka and apple cider to an ice-filled shaker. Shake and slowly strain into the same glass as the schnapps. Make sure to pour very slowly to allow a gradient effect. Garnish with a skewered candied apple.
Watch out though: One bite of this glossy candied apple could put you in a forever slumber. (Photo: Diana Yen)
12 lady apples (or other small variety)
Long wooden skewers
1 cup white sugar
½ cup light corn syrup
¾ cup water
Red food coloring
Line baking sheets with parchment paper. Insert skewers into the bottom of apples.
In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, combine sugar, corn syrup, and water. Heat to 300°F to 310°F (149 to 154°C), or until a small amount of syrup dropped into cold water forms hard, brittle threads, 8-10 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in red food coloring, drop by drop until desired colored is achieved.
Holding apple by its stick, dip in syrup then remove and turn to coat evenly. Place on prepared sheets to harden. Once cooled, removed sticks.
For more awesome spooky party inspiration, check out our Halloween Pinterest board and get to pinning!
Get into the Halloween spirit with more spooky cocktails: