Halloween is a great time to catch up on your craft skills. Not only are there costumes to be made, decorations to be hung, and ghoulish makeup to be perfected, you can also have some fun with your edible cocktail garnishes, too. Try stuffing lychees with green maraschino cherries for an eerie eyeball effect. If you don’t have a lot of time to make garnishes on the spot, these are great to make ahead of time and will quickly turn any cocktail into a frightening one.
The Green Ghoul
(makes 1 cocktail)
- 2 ounces silver tequila
- 1½ ounces Green Ghoul Mixer (recipe follows)
- 1 oz La Croix Passion Fruit sparkling water
- garnish: green maraschino cherry stuffed into a lychee on a black dot pick (making an “eyeball”)
Measure tequila and mixer into a mixing glass. Fill with ice, cap, and shake vigorously. Pour into a tall glass. Top with sparkling water. Garnish with an edible eyeball.
Green Ghoul Mixer
- 2 cups fresh lime juice
- 2 cups simple syrup *
- 2-3 drops green food coloring
Combine ingredients into a pitcher and stir. Store refrigerated for up to 7 days.
Kathy Casey is a chef, mixologist, and is known as the Original Bar Chef. Her newest book is D’Llish Deviled Eggs, which is a great accompaniment to any cocktail. Follow Kathy on Twitter and Instagram. For more great cocktail recipes, visit www.LiquidKitchen.com.