Make a fun and familiar cocktail this Halloween with this Poison Apple Halloween Cocktail. A twist on an apple daiquiri using rum and schnapps with a “poison” floater.
Poison Apple Halloween Cocktail
Halloween is one of my favorite holidays and I love all of the fun food and drinks you can make.
Themed cocktails are one of my favorite parts of a Halloween party, like my Stormy Hallows Eve Halloween Cocktail.
I am just in loooooooove with how amazing this apple cocktail looks! It is just so fun adding the “poison” and watching it change colors.
This Halloween drink is a take on a cinnamon apple daquiri, made with a white rum.
Easily switch this up with vodka if desired, making it more like a martini.
Because of this, it is a strong cocktail. If you want something lighter, try the Toxic Waste Cocktail on our sister site!
Test Tubes of Poison
I just LOVE how adorable these little glass test tubes of poison are! They look amazing and are perfect for presenting the poison separate from the drink and allowing guests to make a little cocktail magic.
These are 13ml test tubes measuring 15x100mm and are perfect to hold 1/2 ounce of the schnapps. They also fit very well into martini and rocks glasses.
No test tubes? You can use small shot glasses or any other small liqueur glass you have around.
Cinnamon Flavor Options
I love using cinnamon in this cocktail for a few reasons. Cinnamon and apple pair perfectly together, plus they are a classic fall flavor combination.
And there are also several cinnamon liquor options that you can use. I list cinnamon schnapps, but a cinnamon whiskey or other cinnamon liquor will work just as well!
And since the cinnamon is hidden in the black, it adds a nice unexpected spice to the drink that your guests might not be expecting. Perfect for Halloween tricks!
Getting the Black Poison
I thought through several options for the black poison and landed on using a drop of black food gel per cocktail in the cinnamon schnapps.
You can also use black food coloring, but you will likely need to use more since it is not as concentrated.
Black food gel has less liquid than a food coloring and is great for baking (and cocktails!) where you want a strong color but do not want to add a lot of moisture.
Red poison would also be fun!
Making in Advance
I always try to find ways for things to be made in advance for gatherings and parties.
To get these drinks ready ahead of time, combine the cinnamon liquor with the black food gel and prep in the glass test tubes. Set them aside in a fun way to present them like a little cauldron or skull bowl.
Then mix the rum, apple, and lime juice all together and store in a pitcher or bowl.
All you need to do is put everything out for guests to pour a cocktail and grab their poison of choice!
Ingredients Needed for Poison Apple Cocktail
You just need a few ingredients and tools for this cocktail:
13ml test tubes (or small shot glass)
White rum (or vodka)
Cinnamon Schnapps (or cinnamon whiskey/liquor)
Black Food Gel (or food coloring, or red)
Poison Apple Halloween Cocktail
- Combine the cinnamon schnapps with a drop of black food gel and stir. Add more gel if desired. Pour into the glass test tube (or shot glass) and set aside.
- In a shaker or tall glass, combine the rum, apple schnapps, and lime juice.
- Pour the rum mixture into your serving glass. Place the test tube into the glass and serve.
- To drink, pour the poison out of the test tube into the cocktail.