The "Mad Eye" Halloween Martini!

This delightfully gory Halloween cocktail is actually light and sweet!

October 25, 2013 -- Published by

Halloween is almost here, and what better way to curl up to a scary movie that with a gory Halloween cocktail? (And if you love scary movie like we do, make sure you enter to win a signed photograph of Tom Savini, legendary makeup artist for films such as Dawn of the Dead and Friday the 13th). This Halloween cocktail uses a blueberry infusion and an eye-catching garnish (get it?) and it sure to be the hit of any Halloween party this year, the:

A light and sweet Halloween cocktail with a delightfully gory garnish!

The key ingredient to this deliciously gory Halloween cocktail (and the incredible garnish) is an Asian fruit, readily available in larger grocery stores or in Asian specialty stores- the lychee. When sold fresh they have an very tough scary looking shell that is easily removable and reveals a soft fleshy fruit with a large seed. They have the texture of a plum accompanied by a distinctive sweet floral taste. Since fresh lychees have a such a small window of availability, I highly suggest buying them canned (in syrup) which is way easier than shelling fresh ones, and also provides you with a highly concentrated syrup to use in cocktails like the “Mad Eye!”

For this easy Halloween cocktail, just pop open a can of lychees and add a half ounce to a cocktail tin with ice (more if you prefer a sweeter cocktail) and 3 oz of blueberry infused Clique Vodka.  (To make the blueberry infused Clique Vodka, just add half a pint of ripe blueberries to a sealable glass jar with 1 bottle of Clique Vodka, and shake very well 2 or 3x per day for about 4 or 5 days until the vodka is a light purple and smells sweet). Shake the living daylights out of the cocktail and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

For the gory eyeball garnish, spoon a bit of strawberry jam and a few drops of grenadine (or red food coloring if you don’t have any) into a lychee, stuff in a blueberry, spear the whole thing and set it on the rim. Need some more great Halloween cocktail ideas? Check out “Hickory Trickery” and the “Cottontail!”