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Monster martini: An appletini with a twist

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How to put a twist on an appletini for this spooky Halloween cocktail

Looking for a luscious libation for your Halloween soirée? Look no further — this tart and tangy monster martini is positively spook-tacular! We’ve given the appletini a monster-worthy makeover that’s sure to scare up some fun. It's wickedly delicious.

Monster martini recipe

Prep time: 10 minutes

Yields 1 serving


  • 1-1/2 ounces Absolut Citron Vodka
  • 1-1/2 ounces Rose’s Cocktail Infusions Sour Apple Mix
  • Margaritaville Sweet & Salty Lime Cocktail Salt
  • 1 mini sour watermelon Peep
  • Gummi eyeball
  • Wilton’s black gel food coloring
  • Toothpicks


  1. Wet the rim of a martini glass with sour apple mix and dip into salt.
  2. Use a toothpick to brush food coloring on the eyeball of the Peep to make Xs for eyes.
  3. Skewer the Peep with the toothpick; insert the eyeball on opposite end of the pick.
  4. Place in the glass.
  5. Pour vodka and sour apple mix into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake or stir to chill.
  6. Strain liquid into the glass until the Peep floats on the surface and serve.

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