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Try My New Favorite Drink Recipe, The Washington Apple Cocktail

Completely a must-make cocktail drink for the fall and perfect to add to your Halloween cocktail line-up, the Washington Apple cocktail recipe is stunning!

The Washington Apple Cocktail recipe, yes, it’s apple-y!

I love the simplicity of the fall flavors in this drink, apple and whisky, add a little dry ice or use a cold smoker to give it that straight from the cauldron feel and enjoy as a Halloween cocktail.

Martini glass with Washington apple cocktail and smoke on wooden table

For this recipe, there’s so much happening and with just a few ingredients, my kind of cocktail! The Washington Apple is traditionally made with Crown Royal Canadian whisky, but there’s a couple of ways to make this easy drink, so I’ll share both versions in the recipe card below.

What You’ll Need:

  • Apple whisky
  • Cranberry Juice
  • Ice
  • Shaker
  • Coupe or martini type glass
  • Sliced apples, optional
  • Dry ice for a cauldron style drink, optional
  • Or if you have a cold food smoker, you can use that to add a bit of spooky to your drink, optional

Recipe Variations:

  • To make this into the Washington apple shot, simply half the amounts in the recipe.
  • If you prefer, you can also add a splash of lemon-lime soda as well.
Martini glass with red drink sitting on a wood counter

How to Make this Washington Apple Cocktail Drink:

Step One:

  • First, add ice to your shaker. Grab your ingredients and a jigger.

Step Two:

  • Pour the whisky and cranberry juice over the ice in the shaker, and give it a few shakes until drink is chilled. Strain into serving glass.

Step Three:

  • If wanting to add that Halloween flair, carefully add a small amount of dry ice to your drink.

Step Four:

  • If you have a cold smoker like the one I use (find it here), then you can add a smoky flavor to your drink as well as give it a perfect cauldron look.
Single glass with red drink on a wooden table

Other Drink and Home Bar Staple Recipes to Try:

How to Make this Fall Apple Cocktail:

Washington apple cocktail drink in glass on wooden table

The Washington Apple Cocktail

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

The Washingon Apple cocktail drink, absolutely a must to enjoy, especially during the cooler months. Add a touch of dry ice or use a cold food smoker and it's perfect for a Halloween party.


  • 1 1/2 ounces apple whisky
  • 1 1/2 ounces cranberry juice
  • Apple slice, to garnish if desired


  1. Fill a shaker with ice.
  2. Add in the apple whisky and cranberry juice.
  3. Strain into glass.
  4. If desired, carefully add in a small amount of dry ice, or use a cold smoker to give it additional flavor and a straight out of the cauldron feel.


Can't find apple whisky? Try this version:

1-ounce whisky, preferably Crown Royal Canadian whisky
1-ounce sour apple schnapps
1-ounce cranberry juice

Crown Royal's official Washington apple recipe:

1 1/4 ounces whisky
1/4 ounce apple schnapps
1 1/2 ounces cranberry juice.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 234Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 5mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 5gSugar: 28gProtein: 1g

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