Friday, October 29, 2010


 Black Widow Martini
What would Halloween be without cocktails? I know I should be talking about candy or costumes, but really, adults deserve a little more than an errant Snickers or Jolly Rancher left at the bottom of the candy bag. I suggest a very grown up cocktail with a ghoulish twist-just right potent to put you in the holiday mood!

 Satan's Whiskers-- love the name and the drink is killer!

½ oz gin
½ oz sweet vermouth
½ oz dry vermouth
½ oz fresh orange juice
2 tsp orange curaçao (curled) or Grand Marnier (straight)
1 tsp orange bitters
Shake well with ice and strain into an iced cocktail glass. Garnish with an orange twist.

Nothing says Halloween like a martini

Dirty Eyeball-tini
3 oz Vodka
1 tbsp dry Vermouth
1 tbsp Olive juice
2 radishes
2 Pimento stuffed olives
Fill bar shaker with ice. Pour in Vermouth and shake well. Drain Vermouth from shaker, keeping ice in shaker. Pour Vodka and Olive juice into iced shaker. Shake very well. Strain Vodka mix into martini glass.
With a small paring knife, carefully cut out a center in the radish for one olive. Use a zester to remove small strips of the radishes red flesh, alternating so that strips of white and red flesh are visible. Insert one pimento stuffed olive into radish. Pop eyeball into the Vodka martini and enjoy.

Aren't these Frankenstein napkins and plates fantastic?

Black Widow
Cream de Cassis
triple sec
fresh lemon juice
Pomegranate juice
licorice strings



Splendid Sass said...

Happy Halloween! I certainly want to try this orange cocktail.
Have a nice weekend.

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

It's extremely clever but I don't think I could drink the one with the eyeballs! Have a great weekend and Halloween!

The Buzz said...

I think I'd be getting the dirty eye if I wear drinking one of these as I trick or treated with the kids... perhaps I could disguise them as harmless punch!

My Notting Hill said...

I'm going to show my husband the pic of that eyeball-tini. Really fun!

Alexis said...

After the elementary school Halloween Parade this morning and a night of hot glueing for the costumes I need one of those beautiful drinks!

Town and Country Mom said...

I think I'd go for the Black Widow or the Dirty Eyeball, but most likely I'll stick with my Fresh Market Vampire label wine! Happy Halloween!

pretty pink tulips said...

Love all of these adult drinks. Bottoms up!