|be the perfect host/ess
Having folks over for a Halloween hootenanny this Friday night? Beer is dandy, but to earn yourself extra props as the host(ess) with the most(ess), extend the spooky-eerie-theme of the evening to your drink offerings as well. Try serving up some of these creepy cocktails…
With a small paring knife, carefully cut and scrape out a small nook in the top of the radish that's just big enough to accommodate the olive. Use a zester to remove stripes of the outer skin of the radish, until you have a mostly pinkish-white exterior shot through with thin veins of red. Pop in the pimento-stuffed olive and voila! You have yourself one fine bloodshot eyeball.
for the martini
Shake or stir the gin and vermouth with cracked ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with an eyeball or two.
Combine ingredients in a mixing glass with ice and stir gently. Strain into a glass over ice. Garnish with a lemon twist.
vampire A sweet bloody-red cocktail to tempt those creatures of the night…
1.5 oz. vodka
Combine all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker and give it a good shake with cracked ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Shake the rum and vermouth with cracked ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a black olive.