MILWAUKEE -- Believe it or not -- Halloween is a week from today! So we called in chef Alisa Malavenda to whip up some creepy cocktails that will get you in the mood for something spooky.
Creepy Cocktails – Real Milwaukee
Chef Alisa Malavenda
Snake Bitten Punch
3 bottles or cans of ginger beer
4 C. apple cider
1 ½ C. whiskey or vodka
3 cinnamon sticks
Vampire Kiss :
1.5 oz blavod black vodka ( or regular vodka)
1.5 oz Chambord
3 oz cranberry or pomegranate juice
.5 oz fresh squeezed lime juice
candy apple coating for rim ( recipe follows )
For the Cocktail : Shake all the ingredients in a shaker filled with ice. Strain mixture carefully into a martini glass and garnish with fangs.
Dark Shadows Sour
1.5 oz black rum
1 oz Jagermeister
.5 oz fresh lime juice
1 oz simple syrup
egg white from a medium or large egg
Halloween stencil or toothpick
1 capsule of activated charcoal or edible glitter
Said to wake the dead and was created for the hang over “hair of the dog”
1 oz gin ( I prefer Bombay for it’s botanical elements in this drink)
1 oz Cointreau ( or triple sec)
1 oz Cocchi Americano or Lillet Blanc
1 oz fresh squeezed lime juice
Just a dash of absinthe or Pernod ( licorice flavor )
Add all the ingredients to an ice filled cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously until the outside of the shaker is frosted. Strain in to a chilled cocktail glass.
Skull and Crossbones Toxic Tonic
1.5 oz Bourbon
.5 oz St Germain
.5 oz fresh squeezed lemon juice
1 oz peppercorn ginger syrup (recipe follows) and 4 oz soda water
few dashes of Bitters
Layer all the ingredients in order in a tall Collins glass. Add the skull and cross bones tea infuser with dry ice to create a creepy illusion, always taken care when using dry ice. Alternatively you can serve this drink over ice cubes.
1 piece about 4 inches long of fresh ginger
1 C sugar
1 C water
1 t whole black peppercorns
1.5 oz vodka
3 oz tonic water
1 oz fresh lemon juice
1 skewered piece of cotton candy
1 glow stick
( black light for even more of an effect)
Mix vodka, tonic and lemon juice in a ice filled cocktail shaker , strain into a martini glass , garnish with cotton candy and a glow stick .
Fiery Caramel Apple
Small lady apples ( 8-10 or 5 -6 regular size)
Bag of Kraft Caramels (11 oz) plus 2 T water
And sometimes it is all in the garnish !
Bleeding Beet Hearts – Orange Pumpkin Caps- h”EYE”balls -Gummy Worm Ice Cubes, Hibiscus Flowers in syrup and Dry Ice, any of these can turn your sparkling wine , martinis and old fashions into creepy cocktails and are great for no alcoholic kid friendly drinks too.