Sparkle and Smoke and other twists and turns will quench your Halloween desires. Enjoy the season’s spookiest and most decadent cocktails as you get ready for some tricked-out treats!
Immortal Beloved -2½ ounces black vodka,
¾ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice,
½ ounce simple syrup,
Edible white pearl dust (craft store baking aisle) | Directions: Add simple syrup, lime juice and black vodka to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously for 30 seconds. Add a dash of pearl dust to the bottom of a martini or coupe glass. Pour cocktail into the glass and serve. Add more pearl dust for extra shimmer and stir with a bar spoon.
Interlude With The Vampire –
¼ cup blackberries,
¼ cup mint leaves,
2 tablespoons sugar,
2 ounces bourbon,
Splash of cranberry, juice | Directions: Muddle blackberries, mint leaves and sugar in a small pitcher. Strain the mixture through a sieve into a bowl, pressing against the solids with a rubber spatula; discard the seeds. Fill glass with ice and pour mixture into glass. Top with bourbon and a splash of cranberry juice. Garnish with mint and serve.
Zombie Apocalypse –
2 ounces hard cider,
1 ounce whiskey,
Dry ice for smoke effect | Directions: In a 16-ounce tumbler or high ball glass, combine the hard cider and whiskey. Fill glass with crushed ice, then add ginger ale. Drop in a small amount of dry ice for smoke effect.
The Smashing Pumpkin –
2 ounces pumpkin spice vodka,
½ ounce half and half cream,
2 tablespoons pumpkin puree,
1 ounce maple syrup,
¼ teaspoon vanilla extract | Directions: In a cocktail shaker, combine all ingredients over ice. Shake vigorously until chilled. Strain and pour cocktail into an ice cold martini glass. Garnish with cinnamon stick and nutmeg.