Cocktail Hour - Spooky Cocktail Edition
If you watched cocktail hour Friday, you saw me attempt to make four fun Signature Cocktails for your halloween get-togethers! I have to say, after “tasting” all four of these babies, I have my favorite!! READ to the bottom to find out! :).
Ok, now, we started with the simple…
Pumpkin Ale Float
- One scoop of Pumpkin or Vanilla Ice Cream…preferably Blue Bell!
- Pumpkin Ale…you can use any seasonal beer. (I also tried this before with a Hard Apple Cider beer, and oooooh, YES!)
Next, I made a…
- 1 oz “Black” Vodka (if you can’t find this in your liquor store, make it with vodka and black food coloring drops!…easy peasy!!)
- 3/4 oz of fresh squeezed lime juice
- 1/2 oz of simple syrup
- Gold Shimmer dust…a small spoonful.
In a shaker full of ice, mix vodka, lime juice and simple syrup. Shake really well to get reallllly cold! Then, pour into a martini glass. Gently stir in the shimmer dust. I played with this a little. Better to put the shimmer dust in the glass first! :). Gorgeous drink!!
I moved on to a Spooky Cocktail! This one was FUN!!
Ghost In The Graveyard
- 1 oz vodka
- 1 oz coffee liqueur
- 1 scoop vanilla ice cream
- 1-2 pieces of dry ice!! EEEEEk…so fun!
First, put your dry ice in the bottom of a clear glass. I think a rocks glass is perfect for this!!! (or an old-fashioned glass!) Then, top that with a scoop of ice cream. In a shaker with ice, add your vodka and coffee liqueur, shake well. Add that to your glass and be prepared for the “oooooohhhhs and ahhhhhhs!” This is a party starter, people. Although, I recommend this drink after your meal!!
Now! To get the party STARTED! Greet your guests with this bad boy:
Vampire Cocktail….or I call it I Want To Suck Your Bloooood!
- 1 oz Vodka
- 1 ox Amaretto
- Splash of OJ
- Splash of Club Soda or Tonic
- 1 100c syringe of Raspberry sauce.
Ok…for the raspberry puree sauce. I like to add a small container of raspberries, 1/4 cup of water and 1 cup of sugar to a small pot. Let boil for a couple minutes, then simmer for about 10 minutes. Take the mixture and strain it through a fine-mesh strainer. This takes a little work. I use a small spatula and scrape it down and mash the juice through and then throw the seeds away!! This leaves you with a DELISH raspberry sauce for this cocktail or to top cheesecake or brownies or anything!!!!!
Now…for the drink:
Add your vodka and amaretto to a shaker with ice and shake well. Pour over a glass of ice. Important to use a clear glass, and preferably an old-fashioned glass. Then, add your splash of OJ and Soda. Gently sir…this is yummy already! Next add the pre-filled syringe of raspberry sauce to the glass and let your guests inject their own blooooood to the cocktail! Y’all…if this ain’t fun, I don’t know what is!!! Truly! I need some pics of this party!
THERE YOU GO! Four awesome Halloween party drinks! Have a great Halloween, and be SAFE!
Now…My favorite reveal!
I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Black Magic cocktail. I think it is just the yummiest! I also love how classy it looks with the shimmer. I have said it before, I love anything with a splash of lime juice, so that may have persuaded me! For the affects though…the Ghost in the Graveyard is a winner. I am now addicted to watching what Dry Ice can do!!
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