Spooky Cocktails

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By Jamison M.

Halloween is almost here, and spooky cocktails should be shared! Howl at the Moon not only prides itself on dueling pianos and “the most fun you can have with your clothes on”, we also like to think we know our booze! We’ve put together a list of some delectable “spooky” drinks in honor of Halloween. Try making some of your own and share the pics with us! Just use the hashtag #moonme – you could win a $100 gift card!

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1. Eyeball Highballs

14 medium radishes
7 pemiento-stuffed olives, halved crosswise
16 oz gin or vodka
1 ounce vermouth

*Trim stem and root ends of radish. use a paring knife to scrape red skin from radish, leaving just enough to give a veiny appearance. With a small meon baller, cut a hold in radish, about 1/2 inch in diameter. Fit an olive half, cut-side facing out, into hole. Place radish in ice-cube tray. Repeat with remaining radishes. Fill tray with water; freeze. Mix vodka or gin with vermouth; stir with ice. divide eyeball ice cubes among four glasses. Strain martini; pour into glasses, and serve. Source – marthastewart.com

2. Vampire’s Kiss

1 1/2 oz vodka
1 1/2 oz VOGA Sparkling
3/4 oz grenadine
Red sugar for rimming

*Rim the glass with red sugar. Pour chilled vodka and grenadine in a martini glass. Top with VOGA Sparkling. Source – singlemindedwomen.com

3. Brain Hemorrhage

1 oz peach schnapps or 1 oz strawberry schnapps
1 teaspoon Bailey’s Irish Cream or 1 teaspoon Amarula Cream liqueur
2 drops grenadine

*Pour schnapps into shot glass. Slowly pour in the Baileys Irish Cream. Do not mix! After the cream clumps together add grenadine over the brain. Source – blastr.com

4. Black Lagoon Cocktail

4 oz vodka
2 oz Rosemary-Lemon Syrup
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
Licorice ice cubes (see directions below)

*To make ice cubes: bring 4 cups water and 2 tablespoons of anise seed to a boil in a saucepan. Remove from heat; let cool 30 minutes. Strain through a fine sieve (discard solids), then stir in food coloring. Pour into ice cube trays, and freeze. Combine vodka, syrup, and juice in a cocktail shaker, stir to combine. Add seltzer, and divide between two glasses filled with licorice ice cubes. Serve immediately. Please note that drink is clear when first poured, but starts to darken as the black ice cubes melt. Source – marthastewart.com

5. Goblin Screwdriver

1 part Blavod Black Vodka
2 parts Orange Juice
1/2 cup ice

*Fill your glass with ice and orange juice (preferably without pulp) and carefully layer vodka on top. You can prevent the black vodka from mixing with the JO by slowly pouring it over a spoon that is held right above the surface of the OJ. Source – guy.com

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