Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Halloween Cocktail: Mr. Hyde Potion

source: http://www.hgtv.com/entertaining/halloween-cocktail-mr-hyde-potion/index.html

It's my favorite time of the year. Just to help you find a little more spirit in your Halloween, I've found a cocktail that should put some backbone in your skeleton.

BTW: Let the dry ice completely dissolve before drinking...

Mr. Hyde PotionEnlarge Photo+Sam Henderson

Ingredients

8 ounces vodka
4 ounces parfait amour liqueur
1 ounce blackberry liqueur
2 ounces tarragon simple syrup (recipe follows)
1 ounce fresh lemon juice
1 ounce lavender syrup, available at most liquor stores
4 lavender sprigs
8 blackberries
dry ice (optional) Note: Use only if you're familiar with dry ice safety measures
purple sanding sugar for rim (optional)


Instructions

1. Prepare the tarragon simple syrup by placing 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water in a small saucepan.
2. Heat over medium-low heat until it reaches a low boil. Add two sprigs of fresh tarragon and reduce heat to low. Heat for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove tarragon and allow syrup to cool.
3. Place 2 blackberries on each lavender sprig and set aside. Tip: For best results, insert a toothpick through blackberry first to make a small hole for the lavender stem.
4. Cut and juice lemon. Strain to remove pulp, if desired. Add spirits, syrups and juice to a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake until very cold (about 20 seconds).
5.Pour drink into beakers, add a small piece of dry ice (optional) and a lavender-blackberry skewer.