Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Tie One On Tuesday!
Guess what I'm doing tonight? No, I am not sitting on my butt, sipping a few cocktails while watching Ghost Adventures. I'm decorating the house, sipping a few cocktails while watching Ghost Adventures. Geesh, what do you guys think? I sit and eat bon bons all day while downing a magnum of champagne-I mean granted that is my dream.
Anyhoo, where was I going with this? Oh yeah! It's October and that means Halloween and that means decorating and enjoying a few libations while making the house spooky. These are great drinks to bribe your friends to get them to come over and help you put out the plastic tombstones and fake spiderweb.
This is such an easy drink and people are able to handle it a lot better than Rob Zombie
2 oz. Gin
Juice from 1 1/2 lemons
1 teaspoon powdered sugar
carbonated water (tonic or seltzer)
Shake gin, juice of lemon, and powdered sugar with ice.
Strain into a highball glass over two ice cubes.
Fill with carbonated water, stir, and serve.
Garnish with a red zombie eye by de-stemming a maraschino cherry and placing a chocolate chip (pointed side down) into the hole.
Okay, so you don't have friends to come over and help with the decorations. Grab those little goblins you call kids and put those nimble little fingers to work. You can reward them with Candy Corn Punch
Candy Corn Punch
1 Cup vanilla ice cream
2 cups orange-colored sorbet or sherbet
1 Cup yellow-colored sorbet or sherbet
1 gallon tropical blend juice
1 Liter ginger ale
Line a 4-cup 32 oz. Bundt pan with sheets of plastic wrap. Extend plastic wrap down into mold and over sides to make it easier to unmold the ice cream.
Soften ice cream so it is easy to spread, but not melting.
Add vanilla ice cream into the lined ring mold and smooth top surface making it level. Add orange sorbet on vanilla and smooth top surface making it level. Add yellow sorbet on orange sorbet and smooth top surface making it level. If ice cream in ring mold becomes to soft to support the next layer, put the mold in the freezer for 15 minutes until firm. Freeze mold until party time.
Pour juice and ginger ale into punch bowl. Invert mold on to a large plate and gently remove ice cream. Slide ice cream from the plate into the punch for a candy corn ice cream float.
So, you have no friends, no kids, only little furry beast looking up at you. They can't help, they have no thumbs. You can still whip up a cocktail to honor those furry creatures I guarantee that this will have you howling at the moon.
The Wolf Bite
1 oz Absinthe (in the US, we can't get real Absinthe, unless you make it, which I do not suggest-so just get the watered down version and be happy with it)
1 oz melon liquer
1 oz lemon lime soda
1 oz pineapple juice
In a cocktail shaker add Absinthe, Melon Liqueur, pineapple juice, and ice. Shake vigorously and strain into 2oz. shot glass. Splash lemon-lime soda on top and a drizzle of grenadine.
You don't have to be scared to stir up these spooky cocktails. They are easy to concoct and will leave you and your guest with big toothy smiles. Just a few sips of these yummy drinks and your friends, neighbors and even relatives should be willing to help put your decorations up while you kick back and relax, they may even put up your Christmas lights for you-yep, they are that good.