COCKTAIL RECIPE: BLOOD ORANGE MOJITO PERFECT FOR HALLOWEEN PARTIES!

For Halloween, this cocktail has been nicknamed the "Boojito"... perfect for your Halloween bash!

The recipe features Blood Orange Italian Soda which you can get at Target or Whole Foods. This is easier to find than blood oranges or blood orange juice. It's a really refreshing spin on the mojito- I actually like it better!

BLOOD ORANGE MOJITO RECIPE

BLOOD ORANGE MOJITO

Makes 8

3 cups Blood Orange Italian Sparkling Soda

3 cups light rum

3 cups ice cubes

1 large bunch of mint leaves, no stems (about 40 leaves)

2 limes sliced very thin (one is for garnish)

In a pitcher, add mint, lime slices, and one cup of the ice. Muddle together to slightly bruise the mint and release the juice from the lime. Add the remaining ice, the soda, and the rum. Stir and pour!

*You do not need sugar (as you would in a standard mojito) unless you are using the actual fruit or fruit juice instead of the Italian sparkling soda. If that is the case, use about one teaspoon raw sugar per drink and muddle with the mint and lime. 

MORE HALLOWEEN COCKTAIL RECIPES:

 Ghost Martini Recipe

 

FALL FLAVORS: CARAMEL APPLE MARTINI RECIPE

Everyone loves a caramel apple but they aren't that easy to eat and there's always the risk of expensive dental repairs afterwards. For that reason, I came up with this cocktail a few years ago and it has certainly become a fall favorite. Serve it as a cocktail or as an adults only dessert at the end of the evening.

The perfect fall cocktail: my Caramel Apple Martini.

The perfect fall cocktail: my Caramel Apple Martini.

Put martini glasses into the freezer to chill them. Drizzle caramel sundae syrup into the chilled martini glasses and put them back into the freezer while you mix your drinks. Make a design like a flower, polka dots, a spider web for Halloween parties, etc. Be creative! I wanted mine to look like a caramel apple.

In a cocktail shaker filled with ice mix:

2 parts Butterscotch Schnapps

2 parts Sour Apple Pucker Schnapps

1 part vodka-- use plain vodka or adjust the recipe by using vanilla vodka for a sweeter drink or Vox Green Apple vodka for an extra apple kick. I prefer the vanilla vodka but it may be too sweet for some people.

Shake and pour into the chilled and decorated glasses. Yum.  Now go enjoy the weekend. This will certainly make it better.

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HALLOWEEN COCKTAILS: MARTIE'S GHOST MARTINI

I love dessert cocktails and my Ghost Martini cocktail is certainly one of my all-time favorites. I created it especially for Halloween when I saw the ghost marshmallows the Peeps folks have out this time of year. You can make the recipe without the Peeps garnish or make your own marshmallows using Alton Brown's recipe and cut them into the shape you want for your cocktails. I like to toast the marshmallows using my kitchen torch but equally good out of the box.

Martie's Halloween Ghost Martini- a wonderful dessert cocktail. The flavor is sweet and creamy and tastes exactly like a marshmallow. The calories (and the alcohol content) make this one a "one and done" kind of drink but they are delicious!

Martie's Halloween Ghost Martini- a wonderful dessert cocktail. The flavor is sweet and creamy and tastes exactly like a marshmallow. The calories (and the alcohol content) make this one a "one and done" kind of drink but they are delicious!

MARTIE'S GHOST MARTINI

2 ounces Pinnacle Whipped Vodka (tastes like sugar)

1 ounce vanilla vodka

1 ounce Godiva White Chocolate liqueur (you can sub white creme de cacoa if you don't have this)

2 scoops of very melty vanilla ice cream--- almost pourable

DIRECTIONS: Put ice in two martini glasses to chill. Put a handful of ice and all of your ingredients  into a cocktail shaker. Shake well. Remove the ice from the glass and pour. Garnish with a marshmallow ghost "Peep" or a dollop of whipped cream decorated with eyes and a mouth. You can use black sprinkles or candy for that.

Yield: 2 cocktails

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