We had fun experimenting with some fun Halloween cocktails this weekend. Like all the holidays this year, Halloween will also have a different vibe. All of the typical things we might do for Halloween don’t really seem like a good idea, because, you know…pandemic.
So, again, like everything else in 2020, we are planning a low-key, stay-at-home celebration. Sort of like a Halloween Happy Hour for two.
We will probably make some appetizers, definitely some cocktails, and maybe put a little Ghost Hunter reruns on the TV. Sounds like a good night to me.
This Monstertini cocktail is super easy!
It’s vodka, melon liquer, pineapple juice, 7 Up and grenadine.
To make it, you add ice to a cocktail shaker, add in the vodka, melon liquer, and pineapple juice and shake for a few seconds. Pour it into the martini glasses, and add in a splash of 7 Up.
The fun part is getting the red grenadine to create a layer at the bottom!
It’s easy. You stick the handle end of a spoon into the martini, so it touches the bottom of the glass. Then you slowly pour the grenadine onto the back of the spoon, and allow it to follow the handle all the way to the bottom of the drink.
We made these “monster-y” with the addition of the little zombie guys, but the red and green layer would make this a fun Christmas cocktail, too!
Candy Corn Martini
This martini is fast to assemble when you’re ready to drink it, but it does require a bit of planning ahead in order to infuse your vodka with the candy corn. You won’t be disappionted though, especially if you’re a candy corn lover! The combinatin of the cake vodka and the candy corn is good.
Infusing the vodka is easy. Just add 1/4 cup of candy corn to the bottom of a jar with a lid. Then cover with 6 ounces of cake vodka. Allow it to sit in the fridge for several hours, or even better, overnight.
When you’re ready to prepare your drinks, strain out what’s left of the candy and discard. You will be left with this bright orange candy corn flavored vodka with a cake-y essence. 🎉
Prepare your martini glasses by dipping the rims in some corn syrup, which will act kind of like glue. Glue that tastes good. 🤪
Then turn the sticky rim through some orange sprinkles or orange sugar for a pretty garnish.
Assembling he martinis is easy. Pour some candy corn vodka into the bottom of each glass.
Then, add the pineapple juice. And finally, top with the cream.
The orange zombie guys are optional, but fun. I mean, it’s Halloween, during a pandemic, so we should take whatever little opportunities we can for fun is what I say.
- Cocktail Shaker
- 2 ounces vodka
- 4 ounces melon liquer
- 2 ounces pineapple juice
- 1 ounce 7 Up or club soda if you prefer it less sweet
- drizzle grenadine
- Combine the ice, vokda, melon liqueur, and pineapple juice in the cocktail shake and shake vigorously for a few seconds.
- Pour into two martini glasses until about 2/3 full.
- Pour 7 Up or club soda into glass until nearly full.
- Gently drizzle grenadine over the back side of a spoon, with the handle inserted into the glass, to keep the layers separated.
- Garnish with something spooky, and serve!
Candy Corn Martinis
- Cocktail Shaker
- ¼ cup candy corn
- 6 ounces cake vodka
- ¾ pineapple juice
- ¾ heavy cream
- corn syrup to rim glass
- orange sprinkles or sugar for garnish
Make the Infused Vodka:
- Place the candy corn in a covered jar. Pour in the cake vodka and allow the vodka to sit for several hours or overnight.
- Right before preparing the martinis, strain the vodka to remove the candy corn. Discard candy.
When Ready to Assemble the Martini:
- Pour corn syrup on a shallow plate. Add the sprinkles to another shallow plate. Dip the rim of a martini glass into the corn syrup and then rotate through the sprinkles to coat the rim.
- Pour the candy corn vodka evenly between two martini glasses.
- Divide the pineapple juice in half, then pour the juice carefully over the back of a spoon on top of the vodka layer in each glass.
- Use the same spoon technique to add half of the cream on the top layer of each martini.
These cute cocktails, along with some appetizers, will make for a low-key, but fun, Halloween at home this year. Yes, 2020 is requiring us to adapt and adjust, but there is still room for fun and celebration, even if it’s different than what we are used to. Happy Halloween!
8 Fabulous Appetizer Ideas!
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- Roasted Tomato Mini Flatbreads
- Crispy Zucchini Fritters
- Hot & Cheesy Corn Dip
- BBQ Pork Sliders
- Fried Green Tomatoes
- Mexican Style Happy Hour
- Hot Reuben Dip
Christmas is coming, and if you have a mixologist in your life, these items make great gifts!
I bought this as a gift for my husband last year, and the crafstmanship is excellent.
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