Dookin’ for Toffee Apples – A spookily, sweet cocktail!

We’ve got the perfect spooky cocktail for you this Halloween! We all know and love the Halloween treat of a toffee apple, well mix that with the Scottish Halloween tradition of ‘dookin’ for apples’, put it all in a cocktail and ta-dah! Whether you’re hosting a Halloween party or enjoy trying new, flavoursome cocktails, then this is a brilliant recipe for you!

Before you start grab some ingredients!

  • Glass: Collins
  • Ice: Cubed
  • Garnish: Apple slice and paper straw
  • Mixer: Shaker glass
  • Ingredients:
    • 3 shots of apple juice
    • 1 shot of caramel syrup
    • Dash of lemon juice
    • 2 shots of a Scotch whisky of your choice (we recommend a sweet, Speyside with apple undertones!)


  • Fill the Collins glass with ice and water, then place to the side to chill,
  • Take Shaker glass. Add:
    • 3 shots of apple juice
    • 1 shot of caramel syrup
    • Dash of lemon juice
    • 2 shots of Scotch whisky
  • Add ice to the Shaker glass and shake (with the lid on) for approximately 10 seconds,
  • Empty the ice and water from your Collins glass,
  • Re-fill the Collins glass with just ice this time,
  • Single strain the liquid from the Shaker glass into the ice-filled Collins glass,
  • Garnish with a paper straw and an apple slice on the lip of the glass,
  • Sip and enjoy – slàinte mhath!

Head to our Facebook page to see our Bar Manager, Ian, demonstrate how to make this fantastic cocktail!

Hosting a Halloween party this weekend? We’ve got some fantastic ideas for a Halloween party Scottish style! Take a look at our blog below to learn about some very Scottish Halloween traditions!

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