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Tell-Tale Heart

Ad adaption of the Black Heart cocktail published by Drinking In America several years ago, this themed libation is the perfect combination of spooky & sweet for your never-ending parade of Halloween parties. The Tell-Tale Heart is sure to put everybody under its spell… especially if they have a thing for vodka. So treat yourself to a night of dark drinks and even darker thoughts.

Tell-Tale Heart
• 1.5 oz Black vodka
• 1 oz Fig & thyme infused vodka (recipe follows)
• 1 dash Dry vermouth
• 
4 dashes El Guapo® Polynesian Kiss Bitters
• Fresh figs, for garnish

In a clean shaker filled with ice, pour both vodkas, vermouth and bitters. Shake until well chilled and strain into a cold martini glass. Garnish with a split black fig prior to serving.

To make infused vodka, quarter six ripe black figs and muddle thoroughly. Strip 10-15 thyme sprigs of leaves, placing the leaves with muddled figs. Pour one bottle of vodka over figs and thyme leaves in a non-reactive container to steep. Reserve empty vodka bottle. Allow to infuse at room temperature for for up to 24 hours – knowing the longer you steep the stronger the fig and thyme notes in the alcohol will be. Strain mixture through cheese cloth, and re-bottle using funnel. The infused vodka will keep for up to two months if properly refrigerated.

Black Magic

Black Magic (Featuring 2018 Good Food Award winning Rose Cordial)
• Luxardo cherries, in syrup
• 2 oz Black vodka
• .5 oz El Guapo® Classic Greek Rose cordial
Club soda

• Lychee fruits & additional cherries, for garnish

In a clean shaker, muddle a cherry (or two if you like stronger fruit flavors). Pour vodka and rose cordial into shaker, and shake until well combined. Remove shaker lid, and strain contents into a Collins glass filled with ice. For halloween, garnish with lychee fruit & Luxardo cherry eyeball.

Corpse Reviver No. 2

This simplified version of a New Orleans classic is perfect year-round, but particularly fun for Halloween gatherings! Serve in black glassware or garnish with a cube of dry ice for an even spookier libation.

Corpse Reviver No. 2
• 1 oz Gin
• 1 oz Lillet Blanc
• 1 oz Cointreau
• 1 oz El Guapo® Olde English Lemonade & Collins Mix
• 
4 dashes El Guapo® Love Potion #9 Bitters
• Lemon peel, for garnish

In a clean shaker filled with ice, pour gin, Lillet Blanc, Cointreau and syrup. Shake until well chilled. Srain into a chilled martini glass and top with 4 dashes of Love Potion #9. Garnish with a lemon peel, expressing the peel’s natural oils before serving.

Bloody Pome-quila

Created by Monica Carbonell, Beverage Director of Liquid Culture, this spooky libation is sure to be a hit at your Halloween party!

Bloody Pome-quila
• 1.5 oz Blanco tequila
• 1 oz Pomegranate juice
• 1 oz Grapefruit juice
• .75 oz Grand Marnier
• 2 dashes El Guapo® Holiday Pie Bitters
Icing sugar, water & red food coloring, for garnish

To create blood dripping rim, mix icing sugar and red food coloring into a paste in a small, shallow plate and add drops of water until the mixture takes on a thick, viscous consistency. Dip clean rocks glasses into liquid & turn upright to dry. The red liquid will run down the glass as it dries, imitating blood. (Skip this for ease & a great drink sans the Halloween effect).

In a shaker filled with ice, combine tequila, juices, Grand Marnier and bitters. Shake until well shilled. Fill blood-rimmed rocks glass with ice & strain cocktail, serving immediately.