A black glittered Halloween or Galaxy cocktail made with black vodka, orange juice, and cherry juice, Black Magic cocktail.
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When I was a kid, Halloween was my favorite time of year. There was something magical about that spooky night that put electricity into the air for me. Plus, candy, duh.
For me, Halloween wasn't about the scary things, it was about all the fun that came with the holiday. I loved making caramel apples, sherbert punches, and there were always crafts galore! Of course, as I've grown up, I've carried that same love of Halloween into adulthood. Except I get to have way more fun with it now.
Maybe it's from growing up with movies like Hocus Pocus, Harry Potter, and Practical Magic, but I am fascinated by witches. Not that I necessarily believe in them but the concept just entertains me. Since we learned that in the Harry Potter world, I'm a grade A potions master. It was time to take a stir into a little darker witch magic and trust me, you can't get much darker than this.
This Black Magic cocktail is a beautiful jet black ink cocktail with shimmering pearl dust swirling around in it. These photographs don't even do it justice. The cocktail is really just a play on a cherry martini. It's black vodka, the cherry juice from a maraschino cherry jar, fresh orange juice, cherry juice and (edit: 4/27/17, it's be asked what color Pearl Dust I used. I used white which you can find at the aff link here -->) WIlton Pearl Dust. Pearl Dust is an edible shimmer and is what is going to give this cocktail that sparkle effect. (DO NOT USE CRAFT GLITTER) It's a sweet but potent cocktail that is perfect for sipping at a Halloween party. It reminds me a lot of fruit cups that I use to eat as a kid!
Double double boil and trouble..let's get to brewing this cocktail!
- 2 ounces Black Vodka
- 1 ounces Cherry Juice
- 0.5 ounce Orange Juice
- 0.5 ounce Maraschino Cherry Juice
- Pinch Wilton Pearl Dust
Black Vodka DIY
In this recipe, I use Blavod Black Vodka. This vodka can be hard to come by in certain areas, so if you have trouble finding it you can make your own. I will warn this is messy and like using most food dye it will stain your mouth. However it's Halloween so, does it really matter?
Into a separate jar add 1 cup of vodka (plain or flavored) and 4 drops of Wilton Black Icing Color. Stir or shake until fully combined. Keep in an airtight jar in the fridge until use. Use the same portions as the recipe.
Tell me one of your favorite things about Halloween, if you celebrate the holiday. I'd love to hear all your stories filled with tricks and treats!