Halloween Cocktail Inspiration

[22 Oct 2012 | By | 1 Comment(s) | 2,753 views ]

Six years. Long enough to have a baby and raise him/her until they are school ready. Long enough to date, get married and launch a career. Six years is long enough to remodel a house, launch a business, go to graduate school or change the course of your life. Six years is a substantial commitment and you may not believe this, but: I have been blogging for six years.

I will give pause for you to roll your eyes. You should. And you might think I am about to pontificate about my ability to own a soapbox, talk incessantly and blog blog blog into the horizon. Yet: there are more pressing matters, such as Halloween. And most importantly: what fancy, and wicked awesome drinks you will serve your party-comers.

The reason ‘six years’ is relevant is simply this: one of my most popular posts over the course of SIX years is my Dead Spider Martini. Apparently I have a penchant for Halloween cocktails. My tagline does state: janelle is known to wield knives, pitchforks and martinis. All things considered, I have a reputation for [inspired] drinks to uphold.

My quick two cents on Halloween cocktails:

  • my quite famous Drunken Spider (or as I sometimes call it the Dead Spider Martini; it’s the hairy legs coming out of the glass that everyone loves).
  • Purple People Eater
  • Mummy Juice (when NOT Halloween I affectionately refer to this as Mommy Juice). For Halloween: wrap the glass in gauze.
  • this year, I wanted to offer top shelf, classic Gin and/or Vodka martinis. Which means: a clear drink. Which then means: Halloween is captured in the garnish… the devil is in the details;).

Devil’s Martini: Up. Chilled. Blood-stained dark as hell olives.

Vodka or gin
Vermouth if required (I usually chill the glass, then put in a tsp. or so of vermouth, swirl it around and pour in well-chilled/ice-muddled vodka or gin)

Chilled, muddled, strained and served up with skewers of black olives (I filled mine with slices of red peppadews).Six years. Long enough to have a baby and raise him/her until they are school ready. Long enough to date, get married and launch a career. Six years is long enough to remodel a house, launch a business, go to graduate school or change the course of your life. Six years is a substantial commitment and you may not believe this, but: I have been blogging for six years.

I will give pause for you to roll your eyes. You should. And you might think I am about to pontificate about my ability to own a soapbox, talk incessantly and blog blog blog into the horizon. Yet: there are more pressing matters, such as Halloween. And most importantly: what fancy, and wicked awesome drinks you will serve your party-comers.

The reason ‘six years’ is relevant is simply this: one of my most popular posts over the course of SIX years is my Dead Spider Martini. Apparently I have a penchant for Halloween cocktails. My tagline does state: janelle is known to wield knives, pitchforks and martinis. All things considered, I have a reputation for [inspired] drinks to uphold.

My quick two cents on Halloween cocktails:

  • my quite famous Drunken Spider (or as I sometimes call it the Dead Spider Martini; it’s the hairy legs coming out of the glass that everyone loves).
  • Purple People Eater
  • Mummy Juice (when NOT Halloween I affectionately refer to this as Mommy Juice). For Halloween: wrap the glass in gauze.
  • this year, I wanted to offer top shelf, classic Gin and/or Vodka martinis. Which means: a clear drink. Which then means: Halloween is captured in the garnish… the devil is in the details;).

Devil’s Martini: Up. Chilled. Blood-stained dark as hell olives.

Vodka or gin
Vermouth if required (I usually chill the glass, then put in a tsp. or so of vermouth, swirl it around and pour in well-chilled/ice-muddled vodka or gin)

Chilled, muddled, strained and served up with skewers of black olives (I filled mine with slices of red peppadews).

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