Get your costume on. Then get your cocktail on.
I suggest warding off evil spirits with this festive twist on the cosmo - Witches Brew martinis. I mean, heck, you wear a costume for Halloween. Why shouldn't your drink? And truly, that's all this is.
The Perfect Cosmopolitan
2 oz. vodka
1 oz. Triple Sec (or Cointreau when I'm feeling rich)
1 oz. cranberry juice
a dash of Rose's lime juice
juice from one fresh lime slice
Add a dash of blue food color - the trick to this treat! It turns the cosmo from pink to spooky purple.
Measure: For a single martini, I use a shot glass and pour the ingredients right into the shaker. Usually, however, I am making them for a group. I measure everything into a 4-cup glass measuring cup so I can use the markings on the side for my proportions. Measure the vodka, triple sec, and cranberry first. Then add the Rose's and fresh lime. PARTY TIP: Make a pitcher before the guests arrive to save time during the party.
Shake: The shaking is key. I find it makes a big difference when I really shake vigorously for about 30 seconds. It's about more than just mixing the ingredients; it's getting them so cold and agitated that they're almost frothy and slushy.
Pour into rimmed and decorated glass.
Drink up, witches!
sip. savor. celebrate!