I'm just getting back from a really short girls trip to Miami for the weekend. I can't believe Halloween has essentially come and gone! Because Halloween is on a Wednesday, every Halloween party was this weekend, meaning I didn't get a chance to dress up at all. Travelling doesn't allow for costumes and unfortunately my friends weren't up to a Halloween party but we did enjoy some sites and sounds at R House in Wynwood on Friday. Every Friday there is ladies night with tasty champagne for only $1 per glass. You really can't beat that. People came in costumes and if you were driving around Wynwood this weekend, you would've seen everything from Reno 911 cops to black panther and other superheroes.
With all of the excitement I was really inspired to create one more ghoulish drink. Since my martini glass broke, I knew I needed to buy another one I looked for a martini glass in several stores, but just wasn't able to find one. I was ready to give up. But I decided that just because I couldn't find the right glass didn't mean I couldn't still enjoy the drink. Sure presentation matters but after the stress of packing, rushing to meet deadlines and facing returning to work, I needed a little something to help me mellow out.
To make this spooky drink, all you need is a peach flavoured drink like , a little bit of vodka and some Brandy. A squeeze of fresh lime really bonds the flavours. It's spooktacular!
2 oz vodka
1.5 oz peach nectar
1 oz cherry brandy
.5 oz fresh lime juice 1 lime yields about 1 1/2 oz of juice
Wet the edge of a martini glass and press into gold sanding sugar and set aside.
Add the vodka, peach nectar, and cherry brandy to a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
Shake and strain into a martini glass.
Garnish with an orange peel twist, a cherry, and a cuddly spider.
Check out these other holiday drinks for a spook-ta-cular celebration!