When it comes to Halloween cocktails you can’t beat the vibrant, blood-red colour of a classic Bloody Mary. Add ghost-shaped toasts and you have the perfect garnish for the festivities. Delicious served with or sans alcohol.
Time: 10 minutes • Makes: 1-2 servings
Juice of half of a large lemon
4 dashes of Tabasco sauce, or more to taste
2-3 dashes of Worcestershire sauce
Pinch of fine sea salt
Pinch of freshly ground black pepper
12 oz cold tomato juice
1 shot of Vodka (or omit for virgin Mary)
Celery stalk leaves
2 slices White or Whole Wheat Bread, lightly toasted
1. In a pitcher, add lemon juice, Tabasco sauce, Worcestershire sauce, sea salt and ground black pepper. Mix until well combined. Pour in the tomato juice and Vodka. Stir until well combined. Taste, and adjust any of the seasonings if necessary.
2. Using a 4-inch ghost-shaped cookie cutter, cut ghosts from toasted bread slices. Use peppercorns for ghost’s eyes.
3. Pour Bloody Mary mix into 2 glasses. Add one ghost toast to each glass. Garnish with celery leaf stalk and a few more peppercorns. Serve immediately.