Halloween for grown-ups!
Halloween is all about the kids and ghosts and ghouls and lots of candy. But remember us adults too, we have to organise all the little monsters, buy the sweets and supply the costumes. Oh and not forgetting coping with the inevitable sugar highs and manic children that result from it.
So why not chill out a bit this halloween with your own halloween cocktail, the spooky martini. It will chill you out and cheer you up when the mosters close in and it all gets too much!
Here is my super simple recipe for a halloween cocktail – The Spooky Martini!
1 part chilli vodka (come on you do remember this one from last year don’t you?) or just normal vodka
dash of dry vermouth
1 part cranberry juice
A dash of cinnamon syrup
To make the cinnamon syrup all you need to do is put a 50/50 mix of water and sugar in a small pan with a broken cinnamon stick, warm over a low heat to dissolve the sugar and then just simmer gently for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let it cool completely before removing the cinnamon stick. You can store this simple syrop in a jar in the fridge for up to a week.
To mix this variation on a martini just mix all ingredients and either shake in a cocktail shaker with ice or simply pour the mixture right over the ice cubes into a suitably spooky glass.