Get the party started this Halloween with a Witches Brew Martini…. the grown ups gotta have fun too! Happy Halloween!!
Happy Friday everyone! How are you celebrating Halloween this year? Taking the little ones trick-or-treating? Scary movie marathon? Having a fancy dress party? Well, whatever you may be doing this year be sure to have your Witches Brew Martini in hand to kick off the fun!
I’m so excited it’s Friday and the celebrations can begin! Tonight my plan is to make a massive mountain of nachos and watch The Bates Motel ( so creepy but good ) with a big glass of red wine. Then the weekend will be filled with Halloween cocktails, creepy baking and pumpkin carving. Me and Nathan always have a pumpkin carving competition and he always wins LOL. I get too excited to pop the tealight in and see it glowing in the dark that I end up carving triangle eyes and jagged mouth, very original I know. Nathan on the other hand always carves something elaborate like Jack The Pumpkin King, I’m sure you can imagine my face when we have to turn them both around.
I will do better this year!!
OK… so first off I have to warn you, it’s strong! But you already knew that being that there’s Martini in the title, right? Yes, this Witches Brew Martini contains all the normal classic Martini ingredients plus one extra surprise, Aperol! Aperol is extremely popular in Italy and is becoming well known everywhere else too. It’s a bitter orange aperitivo that’s absolutely delicious with Prosecco and soda.
For this simple cocktail the Aperol is mixed with dry white vermouth and gin. It’s very simple yet delicious and the bright neon orange colour makes it absolutely perfect for a Halloween party.
So I was thinking how can take my Witches Brew Martini up a notch, something that will wow guests at a party and make it so much more fun?….. Purple GLITTER was the answer, why does glitter make everything so much more fun?
I have a ton of edible glitter from a faze when I went baking mad and couldn’t stop baking cupcakes. I loved decorating the cupcakes probably because I got to play with glitter, it’s so shiny and sparkly and makes everything so much more prettier ( I’m a little obsessed ). So I was having a rummage through my bag of glitters, searching for the black one I knew I had when I came across this beautiful bright purple glitter (edible of course), it’s so pretty!!
To achieve the glitter look I simply rubbed a little wedge of lemon around the rim of the Martini glass, scattered the purple glitter on a small saucer then dipped the glass into the glitter. I gave it a little tap to get rid of any excess glitter and Voliá!
To make the Witches Brew Martini it’s very simple. I fill a large glass about a quarter full of ice. I then measure one shot of Aperol, 1 tbsp of dry vermouth and 1/2 tbsp of gin ( this makes one cocktail ). Stir it all together so it’s ice cold then strain it into the glittery Martini glasses.
So let the holiday begin, enjoy you cocktails….
SAVE FOR LATER
Witches Brew Martini
- 60 ml Aperol
- 1 Tbsp dry white vermouth
- 1/2 Tbsp gin
- Purple edible glitter optional
- Lemon wedge optional
- Straws optional
- Fill a high ball glass one quarter full with ice. Add the Aperol, vermouth and gin. Stir everything together so it's ice cold.
- Rub a martini glass with the lemon wedge. Place a small amount of purple edible glitter in a small saucer (big enough for the glasand place the glass upside down on the saucer. Move it around until the rim is evenly coated in glitter. Remove the glass and tap it upside down to remove any excess glitter.
- Strain the witches brew cocktail into the martini glass, serve with a straw.
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