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Witch’s Wand Appletini: A Green Witches Cocktail for Halloween

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Looking for a perfect witches cocktail for halloween? Channel your magic and celebrate witches past with this tangy and tantalizing appletini witch drink. Drawing upon inspiration from the woods used in witches wands and infused with ingredients often used in witchcraft, this bewitching brew is a potent witches cocktail for magic, wishes, healing, and paying homage to witchcraft’s past. With sour apple, tantalizing vanilla, balanced with your choice of bourbon whiskey or spiced rum and lemon, and a host of other magical ingredients like rose, black walnut, or even elderflower to choose from, this makes a magical witches cocktail for halloween. Combine the base ingredients for a green halloween cocktail. Or, create the full sour apple martini recipe for a golden, enchanting witches potion drink for blessings, manifestation, and magic. Magic has never been so delicious!

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A Witches Cocktail: About the Witch’s Wand Apple Martini

Inspired by the various woods used in wands, and bolstered with enticing ingredients often utilized in witchcraft, this sassy, eclectic green halloween cocktail makes for a magical and enticing witches cocktail.

Oak is one such ingredient, often used in magic for protection, wishes, healing, and power. Luckily, both tasty bourbon and even spiced rum are infused in oak barrels and add a dimension of flavor to this halloween apple cocktail. Another wood often used in wand crafting, walnut is associated with mental acuity and powers, wishes, and protection and comes as an optional bitters addition to your witches cocktail. And of course, the electric witchy green color comes from sour apple liqueur. Apple wood, seeds, and fruit are a sacred and historic ingredient in magic, adding in the symbolism of the pentagram, of divination, love, and a witch’s wisdom. Manifestive vanilla, bewitching rose, and purifying lunar-associated lemon top it all off for a magically delicious witch drink.

Learn about each ingredient and how you can adapt this witches potion cocktail to suit your needs below. 

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Ingredients and Alterations for this Witches Cocktail Recipe

When it comes to your Witch’s Wand martini, each ingredient is added with intention and magic in mind. A classic appletini has vodka, apple schnapps or calvados, lemon and sweetener. However, we want to add a bewitching touch for a witches cocktail. Uncover the meaning and inspiration behind each ingredient below, plus how you can modify your green witch’s halloween appletini to your liking, for customize, personalized magic. 

Base Ingredients

  • Sour Apple Schnapps: What is an apple martini, without sour apple? This ingredient gives the apple martini its signature color. Plus, apple is surrounded by many magical myths and traditions. In witchcraft, apple is associated with healing, love, wisdom, magic, and abundance. In fact, it often reveals a magical five-pointed star when cut horizontally!
  • Bourbon Whiskey or Spiced Rum: While appletinis usually use vodka, in this witch drink you have a choice of bourbon or spiced rum. This is not only because they add depth and dimension to the appletini recipe, but also because they are often aged in oak barrels. (As mentioned earlier, oak is a very powerful tree to work with in witchcraft and wands for magic, strength, luck, protection, and more). Distilled from a grain mash, bourbon grounds the flavor and energy. Spiced rum is infused with the quickening magic of spices and adds an alluring sweetness. 
  • Fresh-Squeezed Lemon Juice: Lemon is another appletini essential! It helps balance out the sweetness of the concoction, and in magic, it is associated with cleansing, joy, love, and lunar energy.
  • Vanilla & Simple Syrup: Simple syrup smooths the sourness of appletinis. In this witches cocktail, we are infusing it with enticing vanilla, associated with sensuality, money, peace, love, and attraction in magic.

If you’re looking for a simple yet unique green halloween cocktail, these four ingredients form a great base for your witches cocktail, and you can stop here. However, if you want the full advanced cocktail recipe, consider these three additional ingredients:

Advanced Ingredients for an Empowered Witches Cocktail

If you’d like to add more magic to your cocktail, below are ingredients to consider for a more advanced version. Consider adding any one, two, or all three for a magical witches potion and drink. Just note that some ingredients (like the black walnut bitters) can turn the drink from green to a golden color. 

  • Rose Water: Just a few drops of food-grade rose water can add a floral high note to your witch drink! Plus, it brings out the juiciness of the apple and lemon. Rose is widely used in magical practices for love, healing, divination, luck, spiritual energy. It’s definitely a key ingredient in witchcraft and adds a touch of irresistible energy to this Witch’s Wand Apple martini!
  • Walnut Bitters: Walnut is another wood used in witch’s wands. Filled with magical potential, walnut is associated with mental powers, clarity, longevity, and for granting wishes. To this witches wand cocktail, you might add black walnut bitters. However, just beware that while delicious, this can add more of a golden hue to the drink and a nutty backdrop.
  • Elderflower Liqueur: Elderflower is another ingredient employed in witchcraft for prosperity, positivity, and healing energy. In this witch cocktail recipe, you can add a hint of elderflower for even more magic.
  • Garnish: For a garnish, you can horizontally cut an apple slice to showcase the apple’s central star, or a cinnamon stick to look like a wand. For a magical touch, use the cinnamon stick to stir your drink clockwise while thinking upon a certain intention.
  • Tools: To make this witches cocktail drink recipe, you will need: a shaker, jigger (to measure), and strainer. You can check out the tools I recommend and I actually use here. 
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The Cocktail

Energetic Themes: Magic, Healing, Wishes, Witch Lineage

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Witch’s Wand Appletini Cocktail Recipe

Channel your magic with this tangy tantalizing Apple-tini witches cocktail. Drawing upon inspiration from a witch’s wand and powerful witching herbs, this apple, rose, vanilla, and bourbon whiskery or spiced rum libation is a bewitching brew for magic, wishes, healing, and paying homage to ones witch lineage and path.
Servings 1 person


  • 3/4 ounce bourbon whiskey or spiced rum (substitute with vodka if desired)
  • 1 ounce sour apple schnapps
  • 1/2 ounce lemon
  • 1/4 ounce vanilla simple
  • 2 dashes/drops walnut bitters (optional)
  • 4-6 dashes/drops rose water (optional)
  • 1/4 ounce elderflower liqueur (feel free to try another powerful liqueur if inspired)
  • cinnamon stick and/or horizontal apple slice for garnish

Vanilla Simple Syrup


Vanilla Simple Syrup

  • Set hot to boil and slice vanilla bean longways.
  • Pour hot water over bean and let steep 5-10 minutes.
  • Stir in sugar until dissolved and let chill.

Witch's Wand Apple Martini

  • Pour all ingredients in a shaker, add ice and shake.
  • Strain into a coupe or martini glass and garnish with an apple slice and/or cinnamon stick.
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Cheers with a Witches Cocktail

Harness your inner sorcery and rejoice in the legacy of witches by indulging in this tangy yet tantalizing appletini witch drink. Whether you are enjoying the full cocktail, or modifying for your own magical creation, the possibilities are limitless for creating a witches cocktail. Remember—our magic is as unique as our taste buds, so always make a recipe work for you! Whatever you drink for Samhain or halloween, cheers to the spirits of the season!

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Works Cited

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