This Bloody Eye Apple Martini is the Halloween cocktail you were looking for! Combining delicious fall flavors with a spooky touch makes this cocktail the star of your Halloween party this year!
Are you ready for the spooky season?
I sure am! Halloween does not really get celebrated here. However, ever since I spent a Halloween in the US I am obsessed. Especially cause creating scary treats is just so much fun! Next to creepy looking snacks we obviously need some drinks and what is a Halloween party without some booze?!
During the process of creating this recipe
❤️Why you will love this recipe
- Spooky Elegance: This drink is a perfect blend of eerie and elegant, making it the ultimate Halloween party hit.
- Creepy Creativity: Crafting the lychee eyes is a fun and creative activity for the family that adds a spooky touch to your sips.
- Mocktail Option: Not a fan of alcohol? We've got you covered with a bone-chilling mocktail version that's just as delicious.
- Party Pleaser: Whether served individually or in a big bowl, this concoction will be the talk of your ghostly gatherings.
Join the Halloween fun and whip up a batch of this eerie delight that's bound to send shivers down your spine!
Ensure you have these tools ready:
- Red Food Color: For that bloodcurdling touch.
- Toothpick: Used for precise painting of lychee eyes.
- Cocktail Pick: Perfect for adding eerie lychee eyes to your drinks.
- Cocktail Shaker: To mix and meld the creepy concoction.
- Ice: The key to keeping your drink refreshingly cool.
- Martini Glass: The vessel for your spine-tingling masterpiece.
- Sieve: Essential for a smooth pour into your glass.
- Airtight Container (optional): For storing leftover lychee eyes.
- Refrigerator (optional): To chill mocktail mixtures and prepared drinks.
Now you're equipped to unleash your inner mad scientist and whip up the most hauntingly delicious creations!
Gather these ingredients to conjure the eerie essence of the Bloody Eyeball Appletini:
- Lychee (canned in syrup): For creating spooky eyeballs.
- Fresh Blueberries: These can be inserted into the lychee for the sinister stare. You can use frozen blueberries as well.
- Unflavored Vodka: To add a kick of spirit to your potion.
- Martini: Adding a touch of sophistication to the mix.
- Apple Cider: The essence of autumn, bringing rich flavor.
- Tonic Water: To add a sparkling touch.
- Red Food Color: Essential for the blood-red effect.
With these ingredients, you're armed with the elements needed to brew up a bewitching concoction that'll make your Halloween celebrations truly memorable!
👩🏻🍳How to make the apple Martini
Here is a quick overview of the recipe steps. Please read the recipe card for the full instructions.
- Prepare Lychee Eyes:
- Select intact lychees and fitting blueberries.
- Insert blueberries into lychees, allowing them to peek out.
- Paint lychee surface with red food color using a toothpick.
- Set spooky eyes aside for later use.
- Create Apple Martini:
- Fill cocktail shaker with ice.
- Combine unflavored Vodka, Martini, apple cider, and tonic water.
- Gently stir mixture with a cocktail spoon.
- Serve the Spooky Delight:
- Strain the drink into a martini glass using a sieve.
- Garnish with lychee eyes attached to a cocktail pick, placed on the rim.
🩸Make it bloodier
When you drop the eyes into your drink instead of putting them on the glass your drink will turn red and make it look like fresh bloody eyes just got dropped into them to preserve the eyes. This gives it an extra creepy factor and will be perfect to serve to your guests at Halloween party.
You can see in the picture above that the drink in the top right corner has a red hue to it. That is because I dropped the lychees into the drink first. The longer the eyes are in the cocktail the more food color will dissolve into the cocktail and come off the eyes. I recommend letting the color dry first and throwing them in right before serving.
The drink will of course get more lychee flavor when you have them in your cocktail.
🍸Make it a mocktail
Do you not drink alcohol or have kids and still want to serve this creepy drink?
Don't you worry! You can simply omit the alcohol in this recipe and only mix tonic water and apple cider. Decorate it with your spooky, bloody lychee eyes et voilà you have a hair-raising Halloween mocktail.
- Party Punch Bowl: Transform your spooky soirée into a hauntingly memorable event by concocting a sizable batch of the Bloody Eyeball Appletini, served in a bewitching cauldron-like bowl, allowing guests to serve themselves and revel in the eerie atmosphere.
- Macabre Medley: With the macabre martini as the centerpiece and an assortment of sinister snacks, your Halloween gathering is sure to be an unforgettable and delightfully spine-tingling affair that will have everyone embracing the spirit of the season.
Here are some fun scary snacks and treats to go with this creepy martini:
- Halloween Deviled Eggs
- Graveyard Chocolate Mousse
- Hocus Pocus Spellbook Brownies
- Halloween Chocolate Covered Strawberries
- Mummy Hotdogs
To maintain the eerie allure of the Bloody Eyeball Appletini and its spine-chilling decorations, store any leftover lychee eyes in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
When planning a big batch for later enjoyment, refrigerate the prepared cocktail mixture in a sealed container until your next haunting gathering.
For the mocktail version, refrigerate any unused tonic water and apple cider mixture.
💭Frequently asked questions
Q: Can I use frozen blueberries instead of fresh ones?
A: Yes, you can use frozen blueberries if fresh ones aren't available. They work just as well for creating the lychee eyes. Let them thaw first.
Q: Can I prepare the lychee eyes in advance?
A: Definitely! You can prepare the lychee eyes ahead of time and store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Q: Can I adjust the sweetness level of the drink?
A: Of course! Feel free to adjust the amounts of apple cider and tonic water to achieve your desired level of sweetness.
Q: Can I use a different type of glass for serving?
A: While a martini glass is ideal for presentation, you can use other types of glasses if that's what you have on hand. Just remember to adjust the lychee eye placement accordingly.
Q: Can I use different food colors for the lychee eyes?
A: Yes, you can get creative with the food colors. While red creates a blood-red effect, you can experiment with other colors like green, purple, or even black for a uniquely eerie touch.
Other spooky recipes you might like:
Bloody Eye Apple Martini
- Red Food Color
- Cocktail Pick
- Cocktail Shaker
- Martini Glass
- Airtight Container (optional)
- Refrigerator (optional)
- 1 can Lychee canned in syrup
- 2 Blueberries fresh
- 4 cl Vodka unflavored
- 2 cl Martini
- 4 cl Apple Cider
- 6 cl Tonic Water
Make the Lychee Eyes
- Start by selecting two visually appealing lychees from the can. Opt for lychees that are intact and without major tears from pit removal.1 can Lychee
- Choose appropriately-sized blueberries that can fit into the lychees. Adjust the number of blueberries based on their size; sometimes, you might need to use 1 sometimes two blueberries. Make sure the blueberries are positioned in a way that they slightly stick out from the lychee, resembling an eye.2 Blueberries
- Now, let's give the eyes their eerie touch. Grab a toothpick and red food coloring. Treat the toothpick like a brush, applying food color along the natural cracks of the lychee. Add additional red lines to enhance the spooky effect, even where there are no existing cracks.
- Set the eyes aside and move on to preparing the cocktail.
Make the Apple Martini
- Add some ice to your cocktail shaker.
- Combine the Vodka, Martini, apple cider and tonic water in the cocktail shaker.4 cl Vodka, 2 cl Martini, 4 cl Apple Cider, 6 cl Tonic Water
- As there are no citrus fruits in this recipe the drink will be stirred and not shaken. Gently stir the mixture using a cocktail spoon or a regular long spoon.
- Strain the drink using a sieve into a martini glass, ensuring a smooth pour.
- Decorate your drink with your lychee eyes by sticking them on a cocktail pick and placing them on the rim of your glass or simply drop them into the cocktail.
- Mocktail Variation: To create a non-alcoholic version of this hauntingly delightful drink, exclude the alcohol. Combine tonic water and apple cider for a refreshing and spooky Halloween mocktail. Enhance the eerie effect by adorning the drink with the creepy lychee eyes. It's the perfect treat for all ages.
- Making a Big Batch: Hosting a Halloween gathering? Easily scale up the recipe to conjure a cauldron-sized batch of this chilling concoction. Multiply the ingredients based on the number of guests. Remember, for the mocktail version, blend larger quantities of tonic water and apple cider, and don't forget to craft ample lychee eyes to give each glass its ghostly gaze.
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