Thursday, October 3, 2013


I'm sure all you Halloween Homemakers know the importance of serving a fab-boo-lous cocktail at your annual soiree!

Well, if you're looking for the perfect signature cocktail to perk up those evil spirits, check out my top 5 favorites.... and remember, these are strictly for adult monsters only!

Candy Corn Martini
3 oz vanilla vodka
¾ cup candy corn
1oz Grand Marnier

In a glass dish, soak candy corn in vanilla vodka for 1-2 hours. Stir and strain out candy. In a martini shaker with a handful of ice combine the candy corn-infused vodka and Grand Marnier. Strain into a martini glass and serve. 

Classic Bloody Mary

  • Celery salt
  • 1 Lemon wedge
  • 1 Lime wedge
  • 2 oz Vodka
  • 4 oz Tomato juice
  • 2 dashes Tabasco Sauce
  • 2 tsp Prepared horseradish
  • 2 dashes Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 pinch Celery salt
  • 1 pinch Ground black pepper
  • 1 pinch Smoked paprika

  • Garnish: Celery stalk and lime wedge
    Pour some celery salt onto a small plate. Rub the juicy side of the lemon or lime wedge along the lip of a pint glass. Roll the outer edge of the glass in celery salt until fully coated. Fill with ice and set aside. Squeeze the lemon and lime wedges into a shaker and drop them in. Add the remaining ingredients and fill with ice. Shake gently and strain into the prepared glass. Garnish with a celery stalk and a lime wedge.

    The Black Widow

    2 oz black vodka
    .5 oz Chambord Black Raspberry Liqueur
    2 oz blackberry or grape juice
    black licorice and sugar for garnish (optional)

    Combine all ingredients in an ice-filled cocktail shaker. Shake well and strain into a sugar-rimmed martini glass. Garnish with black licorice and add a plastic black spider to the stem of the martini glass.

    Green Ghoul

    2 ounces Blue Ice Organic Wheat Vodka
    1/2 Organic Kiwi, Peeled
    1/2 Organic Lime, Cut Into Quarters
    1 teaspoon Organic Sugar

    Muddle fruit and sugar in a mixing glass until well crushed and juicy. Add ice and vodka and shake vigorously.  Pour all contents into bucket glass and drink with straws.

    The Wicked Witch of the West

    1oz Midori Melon Liqueur
    1oz Vodka
    .5oz Grenadine
    .5oz Blue Curacao

    Using simple syrup, rim your chilled martini glass.  Then dip the rim into black sprinkles.  Pour the grenadine and Blue Curacao in the bottom of a chilled martini glass.  Stir as necessary to obtain the dark black color.  Then pour Midori and vodka into a shaker and shake with ice.  Very carefully, using a spoon, layer the green Midori vodka mixture over the grenadine and blue Curacao.

    Each recipe makes 1 cocktail. Enjoy responsibly! Every Halloween Homemaker knows these potions are for adults only!