Halloween cocktail recipes
Two spooky, vodka-based cocktails to enjoy at your Breeze House Halloween party!
Minimal ingredients but maximum impact – wow your guests!
Jet black food colouring
500ml fresh orange juice, well chilled
4 tsp. grenadine
4 liquorice twists
Pour the vodka into a measuring jug and add the food colouring, a drop at a time, until you have a good black colour.
Take four tall, narrow glasses and divide the orange juice between them. Add 1 tsp. of grenadine to each glass; this creates a cool sunrise effect. Using the back of a spoon, slowly and carefully pour the black vodka onto each of the drinks in turn – it will sit on the top in a neat layer. Serve immediately with a liquorice twist in each glass.
Requires a little more prep, but the finished drink is worth the effort!
125ml black vodka, or use Crème de cassis and a touch of black food colouring, (this will be much sweeter)
250ml pomegranate juice
4 dashes orange bitters
Pomegranates to serve (optional)
To garnish the glasses
1 tbsp. honey or golden syrup
Black sanding sugar, or black cake decorating sprinkles
Dip your finger in the honey or golden syrup and run around each rim of four martini glasses. Pour the black sugar or sprinkles onto a small plate and roll each glass rim on its side, gently coating it.
Fill a large cocktail shaker with a big handful of ice cubes and pour in the black vodka, vodka, pomegranate juice and bitters. Shake and divide among the glasses. Thread the berries on cocktail skewers and place one in each cocktail. To make it even more haunting, drop some pomegranate seeds in the drink and scatter more on your serving tray for a bloody fang effect.