Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Festive Punches and Cocktail Recipes for Halloween!

This Halloween, award-winning mixologist Victoria D’Amato-Moran has created three specialty recipes to toast the night. Inspired by Midori’s ghoulishly green coloring, these haunting treats are as festive as they are delicious.

Serve up a harvest themed punch by mixing the seasonal flavors of cranberry and apple juice with Midori and rum. Or opt for sophisticated cocktail recipes like the Midori Green Ghoul and Midori Spider’s Kiss – a festive, vibrant addition to any bar or Halloween table setting.

Samples, high res cocktail images, mixologist bio and local retailer information are all available upon request. Victoria D’Amato Moran is also available to speak to all recipes, as well as current Halloween cocktail trends.

Midori Halloween Harvest

1 part Midori Melon Liqueur
1 part Dark Rum
1 part Light Rum
2 part White Cranberry Juice
1 part Unfiltered Apple Juice
1 part Simple Syrup
Juice of one lemon
*For a Punch Bowl (32 ounces) use this recipe X’s 8. Add the liquid ingredients and mix well. Top with apple slices, blueberries, and melon balls.

Or mix Midori mixed with ginger liqueur in a glass decorated with black licorice for a touch of style and sophistication.

Midori Green Ghoul

1 part Midori Melon Liqueur
½ part Strega Liqueur or Yellow Chartreuss
½ part Canton Ginger liqueur
Ginger Beer or Ginger Ale
Add first 3 ingredients into a shaker glass, add ice, shake, strain over ice in a
collins glass. Line the inside of the glass with strands of black licorice. Pour in contents of shaker and fill with ginger beer or ginger ale.

Or serve up a tasty web chocolate, grenadine, vodka and Midori with the Midori Spider’s Kiss cocktail.

Midori Spider’s Kiss

1 part Midori Melon Liqueur
1 part SKYY Vodka
Juice from ½ Lemon
Chocolate syrup

With chocolate syrup, draw a web on the inside of the martini glass. Chill glass. Shake Midori, SKYY and lemon juice with ice and strain into martini glass. Drizzle grenadine down the side for a blood effect.

No comments: