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Bloody Great Cocktails

Who says Halloween is just for the youth? It’s more fun for adults, to tell you the truth. Mixes and potions, poison and brews. We have three deadly cocktails for you to choose. If you’re planning a party, they’re sure to impress. And maybe even scare your guests. Our vodka cocktail is full of blood and gore. Scared of the needle? Don’t fear, there’s more! We’ve got a rosemary daquiri that’s sure to delight. Light it on fire for a little extra fright. Love the heat but don’t want the flame? Our spicy margarita is screaming your name! But don’t try all of them at the same time. Leaving the party early is the worst type of crime.

 

For these cocktail recipes we used our high-performance blender for the raspberry puree. The convenience of the heated blender allows us to blend and boil in just one appliance. The raspberries do a great job of adding the oozy red color and it also gives the drinks a refreshing twist, so you have a fun and tasty drink. We also added two flavors of simple syrups to give an extra zing to the cocktails… Just don’t try them all in one night, that could be too scary!

Thank you to the Self Proclaimed Foodie , The Flavor Bender, and Thrillist for these inspiring potions.

 

 

 

Raspberry Puree

Raspberry Puree

 

Ingredients:

24 oz Frozen Raspberries

1 cup sugar

 

Directions:

Thaw frozen raspberries

Blend and strain

Return to blender, add sugar and bring to a boil.

Cook until thickened, about 10 minutes

Divide into three separate bowls

 

 

 

Simple Syrups
Rosemary and Jalapeño Simple Syrups
Ingredients:
2 cups sugar
2 cups water
2 sprigs rosemary
1 jalapeño, sliced with seeds
Directions:
Boil 2 cups water, then add the sugar and stir until dissolved.
Separate the syrup into 2 bowls
In first bowl, add sprigs of rosemary. In the second bowl, add jalapeño.
Allow syrups to cool and infuse for 30-60 minutes.
Remove the jalapeño and rosemary. Store in fridge.
Vodka Vampire
Creepy hand injecting the raspberry puree into the Vodka Vampire

Dracula has nothin’ on this scary, but fun and interactive drink! The base of the cocktail is a super easy combination of vodka and amaretto, shaken with orange juice and topped with club soda. That alone is delicious, but with the added blood injection it makes the cocktail so dynamic! We found our syringes in the children’s medicine section at our local grocery store, but they can also be purchased in bulk from Amazon.com or be found at a Halloween store.

 

Ingredients:

2 oz vodka

1 oz amaretto

1 oz orange juice

Top-off with club soda

Raspberry puree

plastic syringes

 

Directions:

Add vodka, amaretto, and orange juice to a shaker glass with ice and shake until very cold, about 20 seconds.

Fill your serving glass halfway with ice. Pour the chilled vodka/amaretto over the ice.

Top with club soda.

Fill syringes with equal parts of the raspberry syrup and place in glasses before serving.

Squeeze the puree into the beverage, stir and enjoy!

 

 

 

 

Hot Blooded Margarita

Hot Blooded Margarita

One tequila, two tequila, three tequila… and you won’t be able to fly your broomstick home! Let us help you pace yourself with these deliciously spicy margaritas! Not only is this margarita tasty, but its ingredients showcase the delicious, fresh flavors of jalapeño and raspberry. These subtle spiciness enhances the flavor of the tequila without making the drink super sweet or painful to drink. Not a fan of spicy? Just create the cocktail without the spicy syrup. It still makes for a great cocktail on its own.

 

Ingredients:

2 oz tequila

2 oz peach juice

1 oz Raspberry puree

½ oz lime juice

½ oz jalapeño simple syrup (or more if you like spicier drinks)

Lime wedge, to garnish

Coarse salt, to rim

 

Directions:

Run a lime wedge around the rim of the cocktail glass and dip the rim in the salt. Fill with ice.

In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine the raspberry puree, tequila, peach juice, and lime juice. Cover and shake vigorously.

Strain the mixture into the salt rimmed cocktail glass over ice. Garnish with a lime wedge and serve.

 

 

 

Rosemary's Baby

Rosemary's Baby Cocktail

 

Don’t let the name fool you, this beverage is not for children! A combination of sweet and savory, this cocktail will have you possessed! Of the three recipes, this one is by far the most extravagant and theatrical. It’s elegant, but dangerous. It’s beautiful, but could set your house on fire… so please be careful! The base of this cocktail is a variation of a daiquiri using Bacardi white rum, but gold rum could also be used. There are 2 ways to serve this diabolical drink.

  1. A flaming cocktail with a thin layer of Bacardi 151 on top.
  2. A smoked sprig of rosemary.

 

For an added magical touch, sprinkle a little cinnamon on top of the flames (from a safe distance of course), and watch the magical sparks! BUT, please do remember to blow out the flame before consuming. The flame is purely for theatrics and it goes without saying that the drink should not be drank or carried around while on fire. If you’re unsure or nervous about setting your cocktail on fire, you can simply serve it with a smoking sprig of rosemary instead. The smoky rosemary aroma really adds to the experience without the crazy pyrotechnics!

 

Ingredients:

2 oz Bacardi white rum

5 oz raspberry puree

½ oz lemon juice

¾ oz rosemary simple syrup

2 tsp Bacardi 151 (optional)

Dash of cinnamon (optional)

 

Directions:

Place all the ingredients in a cocktail mixer.

Shake for 20 seconds to chill.

Strain the cocktail into a stemmed glass with a wide mouth.

Place a cocktail spoon over the surface of the cocktail and carefully layer the 151 over the cocktail.

VERY CAREFULLY, with a lighter, light the top layer of the cocktail. For a dramatic effect, sprinkle cinnamon over the top of the cocktail for a spark. OR If you prefer a safer option, just light a sprig of rosemary on fire for a smoky effect.

 

No mater what drink you decide to indulge in this Halloween, please remember to drink responsibly. We hope that you enjoy this spooky boo-ze!

 

If you need more recipe ideas, enjoy our included recipe book with easy to follow steps and check out another sweet staple of ours, Apple Cider! It’s a great beverage for non-drinkers and kids!

 

If you still feel unsure, there are so many outlets out there to help you with tips, tricks and recipes! We also have a YouTube channel and other helpful blog posts to help you get more familiar with your GoWISE USA product and find useful tips and recipes.

 

We appreciate every one of our customers and hope you found this post helpful with getting more familiar with your GoWISE USA Products. And don’t forget to share your experiences and creations with our products using the #GoWISEUSA on all of our social channels or join our GoWISE Creations community on Facebook. 

 

 

A big thank you to the authors of the recipes we tested out. Check out the links below to take a look at the original recipes.

 https://selfproclaimedfoodie.com/vampire-cocktail/

https://www.theflavorbender.com/flaming-dragons-blood-cocktail-thyme-raspberry-daiquiri-cocktail/

https://www.thrillist.com/recipe/nation/how-to-make-a-bloody-margarita-tequila-cocktail-recipe-halloween

 


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