For our Halloween episode of Drink & Dish Ari and I knew we wanted to dress up. I thought we could keep it simple and suggested that we should be witches. Immediately Ari’s eye lit up and she of course says yes, then excitedly added that we should be Glinda and Elphaba from Wicked (Those that know Ari will easily understand her reaction quite well). Not exactly the witches that I had in mind but hey, they sounded like fun and relatively easy to pull off.
One afternoon Ari and I went shopping to find supplies for our costumes. As we browsed through the Halloween store I couldn’t help but wonder who the heck wears half of this stuff?! I draw the line at sexy flamingo. Luckily we didn’t see any of these ridiculous costumes..can someone please tell me why you would want to be a sexy sesame street character? I just don’t get it.
Don’t get me wrong, I love dressing up – I always have (what child growing up in the 90’s didn’t?!?). I just wish costumes could be more like they used to be. Simple and cute, like my (homemade by my mom) butterfly costume from circa 1993. That’s my kind of costume.
On Drink & Dish you can see Ari and I in our fun Wicked themed costumes while I whip up a couple Devils Food Cake Martinis and Ari shows you how to make some spooky spider web cupcakes.
Remember that edible fake blood recipe I shared earlier this week? My motivation for creating it was to garnish this awesome cocktail. I wanted something creepy and fun – yet edible. I thought about throwing some dry ice in there, but I honestly didn’t want anyone to accidentally swallow it while drinking their drink. From what I’ve heard, it’s pretty lethal…so no thanks.
The fake blood gives it an eerie look, but is really easy to do – especially if you’re hosting a party. Plus the slight chocolate flavor compliments the cocktail perfectly. This is probably one of the easiest drinks you’ll ever make. You just mix two ingredients: crème de cocoa and cake flavored vodka. The crème de cocoa sweetens it up and keeps the drink from tasting too strong.
I would recommend chilling both the crème de cocoa and the cake vodka in the freezer for at least a few hours before serving. It makes the drink just that much better.
So tell me, Are you dressing up this year? What have you got planned? Are you hosting or attending a Halloween party? I don’t think I’ll dress up on Halloween this year – probably just hand out candy. But I do have a costume party (Harry Potter themed!) to go to a couple days after Halloween.
- 1½ oz creme de cocoa
- 1½ oz cake flavored vodka
- Edible fake blood to garnish (optional)
- Garnish martini glass with edible fake blood (if desired). Set aside.
- In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine creme de cocoa and cake flavored vodka. Shake until well chilled. Strain into martini glass. Serve immediately.
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