Thursday, October 21, 2010

Thirsty Thursday…Black Widow Martini

Last week I did a Halloween cocktail, and this Thursday I thought I’d do yet another.  While last week’s Jack-0′-Lantern Cocktail was a little more cute and sweet, but today’s cocktail is more dark and scary.  I can just picture Elvira carrying around one of these babies at a party.Clipboard01

Black Widow Martini

  • 2 oz. black vodka (Blavod: here and here, Absolut 100: here and here)
  • 1/2 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.


I found this great drink on Hostess with the Mostess where they creatively decorated the stem of their martini glasses with plastic spider rings.  Great idea huh?  If you check out this link to their post, you’ll find another alcoholic Halloween recipe for Screwed-up Shooters also using black vodka.  Also, black spider rings can be found via Amazon.

Today I also stumbled upon the cutest (well, that might not be the best word) vampire-inspired caramel apples on Home Made Simple.  It’s a pretty simply concept that would make for some really great Halloween party snacks.  Just dip your apple in melted caramel, then some white chocolate, stab with a two-pronged fork for teeth imprints, follow with some red icing drips…and wha-la!


And you could make similar spooky vampire desserts with a little imagination.  Imagine cupcakes frosted white with twp red icing drips or cake pops dipped in white chocolate with red icing drips.

Credit: Cocktail recipe adapted from Hostess with the MostessBlavod black vodka and Absolut 100 black vodka.  Black spider rings can be found via Amazon.  Scary vampire caramel apples via Home Made Simple.


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