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Sour Apple Pucker Drink – Green Halloween Cocktail Recipe

Say hello to our Frankenstein Martini. This green Halloween cocktail recipe brings together Frankenstein’s two main colors – black and green – in one delightfully ghoulish drink.

I love using color in Halloween drinks. There is nothing quite as spooky as a Halloween cocktail using a colored liqueur as a base for the recipe.

The color sets the mood instantly, and the right Halloween cocktail garnishes add the perfect finishing touch.

Today, we’ll be using Sour Apple Pucker and vodka to create our devilishly eerie Halloween drink. It’s the perfect way to start your adult Halloween party.

Green Halloween cocktail recipe with a black coffin and pumpkin with gummy worms.

What is Sour Apple Pucker?

If you have never had apple pucker, you are in for a treat. This liqueur is an apple-flavored Schnapps with a taste similar to green apples, such as Granny Smith’s. It has a sour finish.

Sour Apple Pucker is 15.0% (30° proof). It is drunk as a shot or used in cocktails.

Today, we will be combining it with vodka and Sprite to give it a dry lime-like taste.

Ingredients for the Frankenstein Halloween martini cocktail recipe

This easy recipe needs just a few ingredients and is ready in minutes. You will need these items:

  • Vodka
  • Sour Apple Pucker
  • Sprite (I used diet Sprite)
  • Green gel food coloring (optional but gives a deeper color to the drink)
  • Black sanding sugar sprinkles
  • Lime

Fresh lime with tube of black sanding sugar.

Making the apple pucker vodka drink

Part of the appeal of this Halloween drink is the green and black color combo. Let’s start with the black rim.

I am using black sanding sugar sprinkles with limes to rim the glass.

Martini glass upside down on a white plate with sanding sugar.

Cut slices of lime and spread them on the glass rim and give the lime a swirl. This will add some lime juice to the edge which will allow it to pick up the black sanding sugar.

Place the sanding sugar on a plate in a fine layer and dip the lime-rimmed martini glass into the sprinkles. Swirl the glass.

Martini glass with black sugar rim.

Tada! The glass is ready for the other ingredients.

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This drink is stirred, not shaken and could not be easier to make. Pour in the vodka, Sour Apple Pucker and Sprite.

Give the drink a gentle stir and that is all there is to making this Frankenstein Halloween martini.

Sour apple liqueur has the light green Granny Smith color and will make a pale green drink. A couple of drops of green gel food coloring will enhance the color of this drink and make it more Frankenstein looking.

Green food coloring next to a green martini drink with a black rimmed glass.

If vodka isn’t your spirit of choice, swap it out with Patron tequila for a Frankenstein Halloween margarita.

Garnishing the Frankenstein martini cocktail

This Halloween drink recipe already has a spooky thing going for it with the two colors but you could dress it up even more to put your guests in an even more eerie mood.

Halloween cocktail recipe: Frankenstein cocktail with three dark chocolate spiders.

Some ideas:

  • Use spider chocolate molds and fill them with some melted chocolate. Position the spider legs on the base of the glass as an extra treat.
  • Drape one or two gummy worms over the edge for a ghoulish effect.
  • Drop in a couple of candy eyeballs and watch your guests shriek!
  • Fill a plastic syringe with some Frankenstein blood and add it to the drink as a chaser.

Green Halloween martini with words Garnishing a Frankenstein martini.

Frankenstein Halloween drink profile

  • Type of drink – spirit based
  • Cocktail type – Halloween
  • How to serve – neat in a rimmed martini glass
  • Preparation – stirred
  • Strength – medium
  • Difficulty – easy
  • Brands – vodka, Sour Apple Pucker
  • When to serve – at your Halloween party

Tasting the easy Halloween cocktail

This green vodka drink is tart and sour with a hint of lime. Depending on the garnishes you use, it will taste sweet, rich or even more tart.

Halloween cocktail recipe: Green Halloween drink in a martini glass with a black rim.

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The colors of Frankenstein add a spooky look to our new green and black Halloween martini recipe. It's perfect for your upcoming Halloween party. Find out how to make it on Recipes Just 4U. 🍈🥫🍈 Share on X

More Halloween cocktail recipes to try

If you enjoyed this spooky drink, be sure to also try these Halloween cocktails:

Red drink in a martini glass with bloody eyeballs.

Pin this recipe for our Frankenstein drink recipe

Would you like a reminder of this recipe for my green Halloween drink? Just pin this image to one of your cocktail boards on Pinterest so that you can easily find it later. You can also watch our video on YouTube.

Green drink in a martini glass with words Frankenstein martini - creepy Halloween cocktail recipe.

Yield: 1 Frankenstein Halloween drink

Sour Apple Pucker Drink - Green Halloween Cocktail Recipe

Green drink in a martini glass with a pink napkin at base.

This fun Halloween cocktail recipe is called the Frankenstein drink. It uses Frank's two colors - black and green - and black sanding sugar to create a spooky effect.

Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 1 ½ oz. vodka
  • 1 oz. sour apple pucker
  • 4 oz. Sprite
  • 2-3 drops of green food coloring (optional)
  • ¼ cup black sanding sugar sprinkles
  • lime juice for the glass rim


  1. To rim the glass, cut a lime and place it over the glass rim and move it around to coat the rim.
  2. Add a shallow layer of black sanding sugar sprinkles on a plate, and dip the lime rimmed glass into it so that the edge is coated in black.
  3. Pour in 1 ½ oz. vodka, 1 oz. sour apple pucker, and 4 oz. of Sprite.
  4. Give the drink a stir.
  5. Enjoy! Please drink responsibly.



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      Amount Per Serving: Calories: 438Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 19mgCarbohydrates: 90gFiber: 2gSugar: 72gProtein: 1g

      Nutritional information is approximate due to natural variation in ingredients and the cook-at-home nature of our meals.

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