Halloween is officially round the corner.
I don’t know about you but for me, I do genuinely get a bit spooked. Not by all the ghosts and ghouls, but by the hoards of children, dressed up in crazy outfits demanding sweeties OR ELSE.
One year I completely failed and only had bananas and cans of tuna in my cupboard. Visions of being covered in raw egg hit me like a jackhammer so I ended up doing spooky dances on demand and dishing out packs of raw jelly to stay safe and out of harm’s way.
This year I am approaching Halloween in a completely different way and am embracing it whole heartedly with some pals, The Rocky Horror Picture Show soundtrack, pumpkin earrings and some truly excellent Halloween inspired cocktails.
I’ve always loved a good Bloody Mary, and if you do too – this recipe will be something to cherish, stick on the fridge and call upon in times of cocktail need.
This cocktail is also perfect for Halloween as you can pretend that you are ACTUALLY DRINKING BLOOD. (Just me?)
What you need:
Smirnoff No. 21® Vodka
100ml. Tomato Juice
10ml. Lemon Juice
2drop(s) Tabasco or Worcestershire Sauce
1wedge(s) Lemon Wedge
1piece(s) Celery Stick
2grind(s) Salt and Pepper
1. Fill a highball glass with ice cubes.
2. Pour in Smirnoff No.21 Vodka, tomato juice. Add Tabasco or Worcestershire sauce and salt and pepper. Measure 25ml Smirnoff No.21 Vodka and 100ml tomato juice into the glass. Add a few drops of Tabasco or Worcestershire sauce and 2 grinds of salt and pepper.
3. Garnish with a wedge of lemon and celery stick.
This cocktail is utterly delicious and spot on for this time of year… and if you fancy your hand at some other creations, take a look at these Halloween inspired cocktails.
They are the perfect accompaniment for any Halloween party… and the best thing about them is, there are no tricks at all.
** 0.9 units of alcohol per serving.
// written in collaboration with Diageo