The witching hour deserves a witchy cocktail. Dark purple glittering punch with bright green zombie gut ice cubes, and maybe a few creepy crawlies for that extra crunch. Sit back witches and delicately sip this spellbinding cocktail
1.5 Oz Vodka
2 Oz Mixed Berry Juice
Top with Blood Orange Italian Soda
Green Ice Cubes
Vampire Blood: Mixed Berry Juice
3 C Frozen Berry Medley: Blackberry, Raspberry, Strawberry, Blueberry
7 C Water
¼ C Simple Syrup
1 Tsp Salt
¼ Tsp Edible Glitter
Zombie Gut Ice Cubes: Green Ice Cubes
2 Drops Green Food Coloring
1 Drop Blue Food Coloring
Water for 12 Standard Ice Cubes
To prepare your zombie gut ice cubes shake together food coloring with about 3 C of water until you are left with a blue-green liquid. Evenly disperse water into standard ice cube tray and allow to freeze overnight.
For juice, stalk the night and catch a few vampires, they are shifty creatures so please be careful. Don’t attempt this mission unprepared; sharpen a few stakes and try to get your hands on some holy water.
Or, if vampires allude you you can substitute with 3 C of a frozen berry medley. Simmer fruit in water with simple syrup and salt for 20 minutes. Allow to cool and strain out all solid pieces, if you like you may blend the fruit and add back to your juice. It will affect the color, turning a lighter magenta than a deep purple so be wary how you would like your final cocktail to look. The fruit will add a stronger flavor so consider how the juice tastes without it. Once your juice is room temperature add edible glitter and transfer to a pitcher.
In a shaker, use regular ice cubes, add vodka and juice. Shake, shake, shake. Prep your glasses with green ice cubes, I added 5 cubes to stemless wine glasses because I wanted at least one cube to stick out over the liquid. Pour purple mixture over ice and top with Italian Soda just to the point where one ice cube sits above the cocktail. Garnish with blackberries and any creepy crawlies you may have on hand.
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