Martinis & Murder Cocktail Recipe: Hot Apple Cider

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

By Gina Pace

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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