Tuesday, October 11, 2011

I vant to suck your...cocktail straw!

Being that extra spooky time of year, I thought now would be a good time to share with you some cocktail ideas that make you want to start planning your Halloween party right now. I am such a sucker for gimmicks and Halloween is perhaps my favorite holiday and what could be better (or scarier) than sipping on a black cocktail in celebration of nothing other than--well, nothing!  Not since Vegemite (that went over like a lead balloon in The States), has a black food or beverage looked so appealing.  I introduce to you Blavod black vodka.  The vodka's unique color is derived from Black Catechu extracts from the Burmese catechu acacia trees.  The extract colors the vodka without imparting any added flavor or texture, so you can substitute Blavod black vodka in any of your favorite vodka recipes--except, it DOES have more alcohol than normal vodka, so go easy on them--or don't.  If I used emoticons, I would put one here.  It might be a smiley face--or a winky face--meaning I'm winking at those who can't wait to crawl to the bar after 10 of these--and you know who you are! (To get the layered effect, use the liquids in order of heaviest to lightest and pour the liquid over the back of a cold spoon into the glass.)
Thanks Martha!
Blood Diamond
4 ounces prosecco
1 ounce freshly squeezed blood orange juice
1/2 ounce Campari
1/2 ounce Simple Syrup
1 ounce Blavod Black vodka, chilled
In a champagne flute, combine prosecco, orange juice, Campari, and simple syrup. Pour vodka over the back of a cocktail spoon into glass creating a layer of black. Serve immediately.

Death in the AfternoonServes 1
2 ounces black vodka
2 ounces creme de cacao or coffee-flavored liqueur
1 scoop vanilla ice cream
Pinch of finely grated nutmeg, for garnish

In a glass, combine vodka and creme de cacao, and set aside. Place a scoop of ice cream in a highball glass, and slowly pour vodka mixture over ice cream. Garnish with nutmeg; serve immediately.

Scary Screwdriver
3 oz fresh squeezed orange juice, blood orange juice, or tangerine juice
1.5 oz Blavod black vodka
DirectionsPour blood orange juice over ice. Pour the vodka over the back of a cocktail spoon to layer into the glass.

Time of the month
serves 1
2 oz Blavod black vodka
3 oz fresh pressed blackberry juice
splash of Chambord (optional)

In a cocktail shaker or ice, combine blackberry juice, chambord, and black vodka.  Shake vigorously. serve in a chilled martini glass with blackberry garnish.

Black Sea
1.5 oz Blavod black Vodka
2 oz cranberry juice

In a glass pour cranberry juice over ice.  Layer the vodka over the cranberry juice using the back of a cocktail spoon.

1 comment:

  1. I want that ice cream Death in the Afternoon.

    And remind me to bring you some of the Finnish salt licorice vodka I've had in my freezer for 3 years. As far as I've been able to tell, its main purpose is to induce vomiting. Maybe you can make it taste better.