Inspired by the evil queen’s potion in Snow White, this Midori-based cocktail gets brightness from lime juice, a little fizzy lift from club soda, and a nod to the witch’s poison apple with a splash of apple brandy (or applejack for subtler flavor). If you have a cool glass like the one she uses in the movie, props to you. Meanwhile, I’m garnishing mine with some candied gummy worms and a lime zest black sugar rim for a different spooky effect


  • 2 oz. Midori
  • 1 oz. apple brandy or applejack
  • 3/4 oz. lime juice (zest the lime before using; we’ll use the zest for the rim)
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup or Cointreau
  • Club soda

For Garnish
  • Wedge of lime
  • Green or black sugar
  • lime zest
  • Gummy worms


  1. First, make your sugar rim. Mix the black or green sugar with lime zest in a shallow bowl. Use a wedge of lime to moisten the rim of a highball glass, then roll the edge in the sugar lime zest mixture. Fill with ice, then set aside.
  2. Fill a shaker bottom with ice and add Midori, apple brandy, lime juice and simple syrup or Cointreau. Shake for 10 seconds, then strain into a highball glass. Top with club soda and garnish with a gummy worm.

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