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The Skulled Cider With Crystal Head Vodka

The Skulled Cider

It is National Vodka Day! Each year it is celebrated on October 4th. I had to join in the celebration since vodka is my choice when it comes to liquor. Give me a vodka martini with a dash of vermouth and three great big olives and I am happy. On certain occasions, I will venture into vodka cocktails. Since fall and apple season are here, a skulled cider is in order.

The Skulled Cider is great for Halloween too. Why? Because it is made with Crystal Head Vodka. Can you see a big crystal head bottle of vodka on your bar at your party? So cool. Then when you finish the vodka you can fill it back up with red colored water. Oooohhhh! How fun and so festive.

The spooky fun is around the corner. I haven’t figured out a costume for this year. The only thing I know for sure is how much I look forward to the trick or treat candy. I’m a big kid about it. I get excited when I see it in the stores. Give me chocolate and all the varieties of it, please and thank you. It is a good thing most of it is given out to the kids. And to sip on a nice beverage while handing out the candy is fun too.

What is your favorite vodka drink? Or do you have different ones depending on your mood or the occasion? The great thing about vodka is how well it goes in so many different beverages, sweet or dry. What a fabulous base for a drink. So here’s to vodka today…cheers!

The Skulled Cider

A recipe for an apple cider drink made with Crystal Head vodka, vanilla liqueur, and ginger ale - a great alcoholic beverage for fall and Halloween celebrations.
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Renee


  • 1 1/2 ounces Crystal Head vodka
  • 1/2 ounce vanilla liqueur
  • 1 ounce apple cider
  • Dash of angostura bitters
  • Ginger ale


  1. Add all ingredients to a highball glass filled with ice in the order given. Give a quick stir and add the garnish.
  2. Garnish: An apple slice on the rim or inside the glass.

Recipe Notes

Recipe ©Copyright Crystal Head Vodka. Used with permission by The Baddish Group.

Recipe Rating


Sunday 7th of October 2012

Oh this looks soooo delicious, a perfect Fall cocktail! Hugs, Terra


Sunday 7th of October 2012

Ignore my link for comment love, there is a problem.....and kinda creepy for me actually! I have no idea why that link comes up.....

amy @ fearless homemaker

Saturday 6th of October 2012

I love vodka cocktails, too! Definitely my liquor of choice. And this cocktail sounds fab - love the skull bottle!

Jennie @themessybakerblog

Friday 5th of October 2012

I can't wait to try this recipe! That is one fancy bottle of vodka. Pinned!

Baker Street

Friday 5th of October 2012

Ooh! I love boozy holidays! Happy vodka day, Renee! :)


Thursday 4th of October 2012

This is perfect for the fall and winter holidays fast approaching. Thank you for sharing such a lovely recipe and post. I'm thirsty now. I like vodka with freshly squeezed grapefruit juice but this cider might become my new favorite! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!