5 Scary Halloween Cocktail Recipes: Candy Corn Vodka! Gummy Eyeball Martinis!
Halloween is the holiday where we can be as creepy, gory and gross as we want -- and that applies to cocktails as well. When else would you even consider drinking a cockail made with Midori AND grenadine AND chocolate syrup (assuming you are no longer a college freshman)? Or infusing perfectly good vodka with candy corn? Or freezing gummy eyeballs in ice cubes and tossing them in an otherwise respectable martini? Or imbibing something called X-Rated Fusion Liqueur (bright red vodka mixed with blood orange, mango and passion fruit -- not sure what's x-rated about that)? To adultify these Halloween cocktails -- recipes provided by the booze-makers -- use some black sugar to rim a glass, or add a rough hunk of pomegranate or some mushed blackberries for a nice gory look.
Crystal Head Vodka The Red Head -- equal parts pomegranate liqueur and vodka.
Have at it. If you look like a zombie the next day and/or are missing part of your brain, don't blame us.
The Monster Mash
Akvinta The Monster Mash
From: Akvinta vodka
Makes: 1 drink
2 oz. candy corn-infused vodka
½ oz. lemon juice
½ oz. simple syrup
¼ oz. amaretto
7 candy corn pieces (we recommend some high-quality stuff, like from Little Flower Candy Co.)
1. Take 25 pieces of candy corn and let sit in the vodka bottle for 18-24 hours.
2. Shake all ingredients with ice and pour into a Collins glass.
3. Garnish with candy corn.
Crystal Head Vodka Skulled Cider
From: Crystal Head Vodka
Makes: 1 drink
1 1/2 oz. vodka
1/2 oz. vanilla liqueur
1 oz. apple cider
Dash of angostura bitters
1. Add all ingredients to a highball glass filled with ice, in the order given. Give a quick stir.
2. Garnish with an apple slice on the rim or inside of the glass.