Poison Apple Halloween Drink for Kids with Homemade Apple Cider

Check out this fun Poison Apple Halloween drink recipe for kids, along with a great recipe for making your own apple cider!

Today we’re sharing another fun Halloween drink for kids! This time, it’s a spin on the classic Poison Apple from Snow White. Except, of course, it won’t make your kids sleep until some stranger comes to kiss them! That would just be creepy! I love this particular Halloween drink for kids because it’s really like two drink recipes in one. First, you’ll be making your own cider. Yum, right? Then, we’ll tell you how to blend it together to create the Poison Apple drink!

But before check our Halloween Drinks ideas in this video


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Poison Apple Halloween Drink for Kids

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Cider Recipe

Cider Ingredients:

  • 12  assorted  small-medium apples
  • 1 small orange
  • 1 C brown sugar
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2-3 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves
  • water to cover

Cider Directions:

-Wash and chop whole apples and orange (no need to remove peels, seeds, or stems)
-Put all into a large pot. Add spices.
-Cover with water bringing to a boil. Continue to boil uncovered for 1 hour.
-Cover.  Simmering for 2 hours.
-Using a potato masher roughly mash all ingredients.
-Continue to simmer until cider is dark tasting sweet and spicy. Allow to cool.
-Strain everything into a large pot.
Store in a refrigerator.

Poison Apple Drink Recipe

Check out this fun Poison Apple Halloween drink recipe for kids, along with a great recipe for making your own apple cider!

Poison Apple Ingredients:

  • 4 oz apple cider
  • 4 oz Cranberry juice
  • Ice

Poison Apple Directions:

-Pour apple cider and ginger ale into a pitcher. Stir to combine.
-Add ice to a glass.
-Pour apple cider and cranberry juice combination into the glass.

Try serving this fun Halloween drink recipe for kids in festive seasonal glasses! This goes great with our Screaming Orange Halloween Cupcakes!


If you don’t have time (or the desire) to make your own cider, it’s okay to use pre-made apple cider. While you can get this in any grocery store during the Halloween season, I highly suggest checking out your local farmer’s market. They often have amazing apple cider made from fresh, local apples. Plus I just like supporting my area’s farmers.

You can make the apple cider a day or two ahead of your party, just don’t make it too far ahead. If you’ve ever had apple cider, either from a store or that you’ve made on your own, you know that after a few days of sitting it can get a bit cloudy and, well, just a bit funky. Let it go TOO long and you’ve got yourself a bona fide “poison” apple Halloween drink! Not exactly what we’re going for here, now is it?

As far as the types of apples go, a mix of different types makes the best cider. Each variety of apple has its own unique properties that, when blended together, create a perfectly balanced apple cider  will please picky taste buds. You don’t want to go with all one variety because you could end up with cider that’s too sweet or too tart.

Got leftover oranges? Try making this super easy and fun healthy Halloween Orange Brains treat for kids!


Have you ever made your own apple cider? Do you have any favorite Halloween drink recipes for kids? Share in the comments!


16 thoughts on “Poison Apple Halloween Drink for Kids with Homemade Apple Cider”

  1. I may be missing something but where does the ginger ale come in? It’s not in the ingredients but it says to mix it with the cider. I’m really excited to make this so I want to make sure I’m doing it right!

  2. Yum. I need to try this with my kiddos. How fun. We’ve never really done anything like this before for Halloween and I think my kids would have fun with this! Sounds pretty delicious too!

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