What’s a Halloween party without the blood? Here’s a blood-red Halloween cocktail for your dark rituals.
Don’t be frightened by the inclusion of beets. They’re a great dye and impart only a very mild sweet and earthy taste to the drink.
- 1 ½ to 2 oz gin
- ½ oz triple sec
- 1 ½ oz blueberry-beet syrup (recipe below)
- 10–15 blueberries
- ¾ oz lemon juice
Muddle blueberries and syrup together, then pour mixture and all other ingredients into cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into martini glass. For garnish, use a lemon slice colored with beets.
For syrup: Boil equal parts water and sugar along with several slices of raw beet and small handful of blueberries. Strain out solids and let liquid cool before use.