Apple Bloody Splatter Cocktail

[Photo: Rachel Tepper]

This is a variation on Todd Thrasher's "Dexter"-inspired cocktail, this time with a fresh apple base. For the apple juice base, use unfiltered apple juice or cider from the refrigerated section of the store.

Note: the cocktail is spattered with a rhubarb syrup. I bought mine in a specialty store, but the syrup is easy to make at home if so desired.) Drip the syrup along the rim of the glass for a bloody effect suitable for Halloween. You can also drizzle with pomegranate molasses if preferred.

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Apple Bloody Splatter Cocktail

About This Recipe

Yield:makes 1 cocktail
Active time:6 minutes
Total time:6 minutes
Special equipment:Shaker, food processor and cheesecloth
This recipe appears in: Make These Blood Splatter Cocktails For Halloween


  • 2 ounces unfiltered apple juice or apple cider
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed juice from 1 orange
  • 1 ounce bourbon
  • 1/2 ounce Averna
  • 1 egg white
  • Garnish: Rhubarb syrup or pomegranate molasses (see notes)


  1. 1

    Combine apple juice, orange juice, bourbon, Averna and egg white in shaker and shake vigorously without ice for 10 seconds to emulsify egg white.

  2. 2

    Add ice and shake until well chilled, about 15 seconds. Strain into serving glass. Drizzle with rhubarb syrup and serve.

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