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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.

Kale Martini

Kale Martini
• 1 oz Freshly pressed cucumber juice
• .5 oz Freshly pressed celery juice
• 1 oz Freshly pressed lime juice
• .5 oz Freshly pressed kale juice
• .5 oz El Guapo® Ginger syrup
• 1.5 oz Vodka
• Kale leaf & grapefruit slice, for garnish

In a shaker filled with ice, combine all juices, ginger syrup and vodka. Shake vigorously, and strain into well chilled coupe or martini glass. Garnish with a kale leaf and grapefruit slice before serving.

Coffee & Pie Martini

Coffee & Pie Martini (Featuring 2018 Good Food Award winning Chicory Pecan Bitters)
3 oz Vodka (we used St. Roch, but any quality vodka will do)
1 oz El Guapo® Sweet Potato Syrup
4 dashes El Guapo® Chicory Pecan Bitters
• Cinnamon Sticks

Pour vodka, syrup and bitters in a mixing glass over ice. Stir clockwise with mixing spoon until well chilled. Strain into pre-chilled martini glass and garnish with whole cinnamon stick before serving.