Witches Brew Recipe
Happy Hallowe’en to you. And Happy Cocktail Friday. Hallowe’en, when I was young (when the world was in black and white according to the children), was not much of a big deal. If fact, I don’t even remember carving a pumpkin or trick or treating until we had the boys. But it’s always great to have an excuse to wear a pair of devils horns and eat too many sweets, so why not embrace Hallowe’en.
Today’s Friday Hallowe’en cocktail is Witches Brew. It sounds quite nasty but is actually a delicious fruity combo, with a touch of green food colouring. It’s refreshing and quaffable, so why not whip up a batch of this in preparation for opening the door a hundred times to strangely dressed children and adults later.
Here’s the spooky line up. I had Curacao Triple Sec in my drinks cabinet, but do feel free to use any orange liqueur you have to hand. Plastic spiders are optional.
Take your cocktail shaker and add a good handful of ice.
Juice half a fresh lime, then measure out the 50ml of vodka, 25ml orange liqueur and 150ml of pineapple juice. Add all these, with the lime juice to the shaker.
I then added a splash of green food colouring to enhance the Hallowe’en theme, but do feel free to leave this out if you are just drinking it on, say, a Tuesday evening. Give the shaker a good old shake and then pour into a fancy looking glass.
Oooh spooky scary hands, aaaggghhhhh.
Garnish with a big plastic spider, or on another less spooky occasion, a slice of lime or a wedge of pineapple.
After all the pumpkin carving and door opening, I think a large glass of Witches Brew will be the very least you deserve. Have a spooky weekend.
Witches Brew Recipe
You will need a cocktail shaker, ice and a fancy glass
Juice of half a fresh lime
25ml orange liqueur
150ml pineapple juice
Green food colouring and plastic spiders are optional extras
Add a good handful of ice to your cocktail shaker. Juice half a fresh lime, then measure out the vodka, orange liqueur and pineapple juice. Then add all these ingredients to the shaker. Add a few drops of green food colouring for a spooky feel. Give it all a good shake to chill then pour into a glass. Garnish accordingly.