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Grilled Applejack O'Lantern Cocktail

Grilled Applejack O'Lantern Cocktail

By Jim Meehan

Tis' the season for all things pumpkin. Pour some cold weather flavor in a glass and enjoy this perfect mashup of pumpkin ale, apple brandy, smoked simple syrup, some tangy citrus and garnish with a wood-fired grilled orange wheel.

Prep Time

10 Minutes

Cook Time

30 Minutes




Number of People Serving


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Units of Measurment:
2 orange, sliced
12 Ounce Dogfish Head Punkin Ale
1 Ounce Traeger Smoked Simple Syrup
2 Ounce Apple Brandy
1 Ounce lemon juice
1 Ounce orange juice


  • 1

    When ready to cook, set Traeger temperature to 500℉ and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.

    500 ˚F / 260 ˚C

  • 2

    For the grilled oranges: Place orange wheels directly on the grill grate and cook 20-30 minutes, or until the fruit begins to caramelize. Remove from grill and let cool.

    500 ˚F / 260 ˚C

    • 2  orange, sliced

  • 3

    Combine all ingredients in a chilled collins glass. Garnish with half a grilled orange wheel studded with three cloves. Enjoy!

    • 12 Ounce Dogfish Head Punkin Ale

    • 1 Ounce Traeger Smoked Simple Syrup

    • 2 Ounce Apple Brandy

    • 1 Ounce lemon juice

    • 1 Ounce orange juice

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