Martinis & Murder Cocktail Recipe: Hot Apple Cider

Sip this hot cocktail while learning about the case of Vonlee Titlow.

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The case of Vonlee Titlow, who was accused of murdering her uncle Donald Rogers, can get cold.

But we here at Martinis & Murder have a drink to warm you right back up again.

This spiked cider is something you’ll want to make all winter to keep you warm and cozy by the fire — and it smells so good it almost brought host John Thrasher to tears.

It uses Tullamore Dew’s seasonally-available Cider Cask Finish. It’s Irish whiskey that is then finished in hard cider casks to give it more fruity apple notes.

Here’s how to make it:


2 ounces Tullamore D.E.W. Cider Cask
1/2 ounce honey
Hot apple juice or cider
Cinnamon sticks, apple wedges and cloves for garnish


Add first two ingredients to a pre-heated mug, stir well and fill with hot apple juice/apple cider. Garnish with a cinnamon stick, apple wedge and cloves.

Sip while listening to the case and finding out Vonlee’s incredibly unique motive: 

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[Video: Emily Spada]

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Hosts John Thrasher and Daryn Carp chat about creepy crimes and mysterious murders...while mixing up martinis! Each fun new episode of this true crime podcast will focus on a new crime, the crazy details and of course the theories about how it all went down. Be sure to subscribe to Martinis and Murder for new episodes every week!

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