Friday, October 30, 2009

Libations and Such

Ok so Halloween is one of my most favorite holidays...I can't really explain it since I have such a ridiculous fear of people in costumes (mostly at places like Disneyland though).

For years I have wanted to throw a rockin' Halloween party but realized that no one, including my husband, shared my sentiments with it comes to this insane holiday. So for those of you lucky enough to have people in your life who just LOVE Halloween and are throwing an all out shindig to celebrate here are some YUMMY drink recipes that would make the perfect addition to your soiree. {All recipes credit to Martha Stewart}

Ghost in the Graveyard
Serves 1
2 ounces black vodka

2 ounces creme de cacao or coffee-flavored liqueur

1 scoop vanilla ice cream

Pinch of finely grated nutmeg, for garnish

In a glass, combine vodka and creme de cacao, and set aside. Place a scoop of ice cream in a highball glass, and slowly pour vodka mixture over ice cream. Garnish with nutmeg; serve immediately.

Screwed-Up Screwdriver

Serves 1

1/4 cup ice

1/2 cup freshly squeezed tangerine juice

1 1/2 ounces black vodka

1 black licorice twist, for serving

Place ice in a tall glass. Pour juice into glass. Pour vodka over the back of a cocktail spoon into glass so it sits on top of juice and creates a layer of black. Slice 1/4 inch off each end of licorice, and use as a straw. Serve immediately.

Berry Scary Martini

Serves 1

1 cup ice

1 ounce black vodka

2 ounces cherry juice

Fresh raspberries and blueberries, for garnish

Combine ice, vodka, and cherry juice in a cocktail shaker; shake vigorously. Pour into a martini glass. Thread raspberries and blueberries onto a cocktail skewer, and place in drink. Serve immediately.

Have a safe and boo-tastic holiday!

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