Entrepreneur. Cocktail and spirit champion. Old world wine provocateur.
I mean, come on? How many different candy infused vodkas can you make? The problem that I see with these cocktails is that they’re all so gimmicky. And when you start making gimmicky cocktails, you end up with things like the Apple-tini, the Sex on the Beach and the Chocolate Cake.
If you’re going to make a ghoulish halloween cocktail, why not just focus on the bounty of the fall harvest? Make something seasonally appropriate that makes sense or think about real cocktails that convey the right message. Be it a Corpse Reviver #2 or a Zombie, go classic and stay away from candy and liquor. For your pleasure, here’s a classic Corpse Reviver #2 recipe.
1.25 oz gin
1.25 oz Cocchi Americano
1 oz lemon juice
1 oz triple sec
mix all ingredients in a shaker, shake to combine and strain. Enjoy. Note that a lot of people use equal parts of all the ingredients, but I like a bit more gin and Cocchi (or Lillet).