This 'Witches Brew'- halloween cocktail is so stunning. Based on a Purple Hooter, the vivid colour is dramatically beautiful, but with a dark eerie feel perfect for an easy halloween party cocktail/shot.
It is a simple vodka based cocktail, that is delicious and just a little spooky but still with a sense of fun.
Keep it short as a shot or alcohol shooter or add soda for a long drink.
Served in sugar rimmed shot glasses this witches brew is a wonderful addition to a party at any time of year. But the dark purple colour makes it extra perfect (is that even a phrase???) to serve up as a halloween cocktail.
It would also be great for a hens party.
I don't want a shooter can I turn this into a long drink?
If you want a longer drink, replace the lime juice with a citrus soda and serve in a highball with crushed ice.
I would still rim the glass with sugar as I love the sweet hit you get and it looks so pretty!
What should I rim the glass with?
If you can find it, black sanding sugar would be a great to use on the glass rim. I have found it in local cake decorating shops and also amazon.
But to get the wonderful purple color on the sugar rim. I use purple food coloring.
I mix lime juice with some dark purple food coloring (or a small dash of red and blue). Then dip the shot glasses into the purple liquid, then dip them into the castor sugar.
The food colouring soaks into the sugar giving it a purple hue.
If you want to avoid food coloring then you can just use lime juice and sugar. It won't look purple but it will still add a nice sweetness to the drink.
Plus I have a whole collection of halloween snacks for you. What about Snakes Tongue Rolls, or Sweet and Sour Bat Wings? Or if you have a sweet tooth, why not try my Rice Crispy Brains, or my super simple Jell-o Jack-o-lanterns.
'Witches Brew'- A Halloween Cocktail
To rim the glass
- 1 fresh lime
- 3 drops purple food colouring
- 1 tablespoon sugar
For the cocktail
- ½ cup vodka
- ⅓ cup lime juice (see note 1)
- ¼ cup raspberry liqueur
- Start by preparing the shot glasses.
- Cut the lime in half and squeeze the juice together into a saucer.
- Add the purple food colouring and mix with a cocktail stick.
- Place the sugar in a second saucer.
- Dip the shot glasses into the lime juice and then into the sugar.
- Set to one side.
- Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker. Add the ice.
- Shake well.
- Strain into the prepared shot glass.
- To turn this shooter into a long drink replace the ⅓ cup lime juice with a 1 cup of citrus soda and serve in a highball with crushed ice.