Hallow’s Eve Cocktails

By Erika on September 22nd, 2012 / / No Comments

I have to admit that some of the witches brews I have tasted at Halloween parties over the years have been all show and no-go (some  bubbling over, some brightly colored in neon and even some with “eyeballs” floating in them!). I recently had the delight of trying 2 “spooktacular” drinks that I would make year-round! How lucky am I to have two amazing chefs making their incredible cocktails in my house while we all cook and eat one amazing dish each? Both of these are truly delicious, thanks Nina and Uno!


This is Chef Ninamarie’s famous Bloody Maria cocktail. A refreshing and spicy citrus spin of the traditional bloody mary, and perfect for Halloween! Tiny little red “blood” dots float above from the spicy Tabasco…making these both frightful and slightly spicy!

Makes 2 cocktails

3  blood oranges ( or valencia if not in season)

1 cup fresh basil

1/2 teaspoon Tabasco (or more if you like it spicy!)

2 ounces vodka

Muddle basil and juice in small pitcher. Let sit for 30 minutes (this can be sped up if you continue to muddle for a few minutes)

Add orange mixture and Tabasco to an ice-filled cocktail shaker and shake vigorously.

Strain into chilled martini glasses and serve!

 

And Foodie Couture’s Uno Immanivong’s Strawberry Fields Witches Brew is enough to scare the boots of any witch! Here is her video demonstration. She doesn’t need dry ice to make this brew bubble over either…


 

2 strawberries

1 oz rhubarb-ginger simple syrup

1 oz lemon juice

1 oz Domaine De Cantone (ginger liquor)

2 oz Tito’s Vodka

1/2 cup ice

 

Foam:

2 tsp of egg white powder

1 tbsp lemon juice

3 tbsp water

 

In a drink shaker muddle the strawberries then add the rest of the drink ingredients.  Close it up and shake well. Your drink should have little ice particles floating on top.  Strain into a tall collins glass.   To create the foam, put the ingredients of the foam into a large measuring cup and use a hand held blender to whip them into soft peaks.  Spoon the foam on top of your drink.  Garnish with a thin stalk of rhubarb.  You will love the tart, spicy and sweet combination of this drink.

 

 

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