Liquid Gold

I’m hooked on a spooky-delicious new cocktail this season: the Caramel Apple Mule.

This divine concoction is a spin on the Moscow Mule, that ice-cold copper mug of ginger beer, vodka, and lime. Yet it far surpasses the original.

Whereas the Moscow Mule is a pleasant beverage after mowing the lawn in June, the Caramel Apple Mule is a golden cup of witch’s potion fit for a full-moon night.

Here’s how to make this spellbinding brew.


1 part caramel-flavored Vodka (I used Veil), chilled

2 parts ginger beer (try Fever Tree; it’s got heat and isn’t too sweet), chilled

2 parts apple cider, also chilled

1 dash ground cinnamon

1 apple slice

a squeeze of fresh lime juice


Sprinkle the cinnamon into an empty cup (you don’t need a copper mug; try an elegant coupe glass instead). Pour in the chilled vodka, ginger beer, and apple cider. Squeeze in a few drops of lime and stir gently. Garnish with the apple slice.

Now get thee to your local liquor store, pick up the magic ingredients, and concoct this sparkling fall refresher some night this week for Halloween.

Be prepared to drink nothing else until you’re out of vodka. It smells like apple pie, tastes like autumn, and its spicy gingery bite is perfectly complemented by that sweet, mischievous note of caramel apple.

It’s October in a glass, y’all.

And if you need something to set the mood for your virgin sip, check out the latest installment of Halloween Atmospheres below. Cheers!

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