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Witches' Kisses Cocktail Recipe

Witches' Kisses Cocktail Recipe

Photo courtesy of Arthur Bovino

Witches' Kisses Cocktail at PDT

Jim’s Tequila-based ode to George Kappeler’s Widow’s Kiss relies on saffron-hued Strega (Italian for witch) in place of Yellow Chartreuse and cinnamon-spiced apple butter instead of Bénédictine. Think of the lemon juice as the broom the husband failed to specify in the widow’s will.

Adapted from PDT's Jim Meehan

Ingredients

  • Glass: chilled coupe
  • Ice
  • 2 ounces Cinnamon-Infused Siete Leguas Blanco Tequila
  • ¾ ounce fresh lemon juice
  • ½ ounce Strega
  • 1 teaspoon of Red Jacket Orchard Apple Butter
  • Lemon twist, for garnish

Directions

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add all remaining ingredients except for garnish and shake. Strain into a chilled coupe and garnish with a lemon twist.


Vampire’s Kiss Cocktail Recipe

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The beautiful Vampire&rsquos Kiss adds an elegant touch to your Halloween drink menu. Enticing, and deceptive&helliplike a Vampire&rsquos kiss.

This is a bubbly sweet vodka drink with Chambord raspberry liqueur and champagne . Add in Cranberry juice and Grenadine to intensify that Vampire gorgeous red.


Witches’ Garden Cocktail Recipe

I used guava here as the base of it all because lets be honest, that fruit is fucking amazing Not only does it taste and smell lovely but (the pink type) has this rich color too. The best is to peel and juice and strain them but to be honest, I go to this little Cuban place where they do the heavy lifting for me. Yes. I am lazy. Lavender and sage are basically naturally born BFF’s and gin, with its array of botanicals, is there to tie it all up.

If you want to be super crazy, this works wonders with a dry junmai sake instead of the gin, making it much lower in proof but twice as fun.

Guava gomme infused with sage & lemon zest: Initially I had this as a syrup with lavender in it but after making it a few times, it just works so much better when mixed with some gum Arabic, thickening it a bit and using lavender bitters instead. Serious Drinks has an easy tutorial on gomme syrup which you can quickly adapt this with.


Witches’ Garden Cocktail Recipe

I used guava here as the base of it all because lets be honest, that fruit is fucking amazing Not only does it taste and smell lovely but (the pink type) has this rich color too. The best is to peel and juice and strain them but to be honest, I go to this little Cuban place where they do the heavy lifting for me. Yes. I am lazy. Lavender and sage are basically naturally born BFF’s and gin, with its array of botanicals, is there to tie it all up.

If you want to be super crazy, this works wonders with a dry junmai sake instead of the gin, making it much lower in proof but twice as fun.

Guava gomme infused with sage & lemon zest: Initially I had this as a syrup with lavender in it but after making it a few times, it just works so much better when mixed with some gum Arabic, thickening it a bit and using lavender bitters instead. Serious Drinks has an easy tutorial on gomme syrup which you can quickly adapt this with.


So if the tart cherry is to be a kiss in this Halloween drink, what alcohol would go well and still be a vampire drink? A red wine cocktail came to mind. Red mixed with some juice would be perfect for a vampire kiss cocktail!

  • Do you want more Halloween cocktail recipes? Check out The Witch&rsquos Heart from The Flavor Bender
  • Maybe a WITCHES BREW HALLOWEEN COCKTAIL from The Chunky Chef will quench your thirst.
  • Perhaps this BLACKBERRY EL DIABLO from Striped Spatula is what you need.


Another way to garnish this ghoulish Halloween drink

Instead of using sanding sugar to garnish this drink, you can also make it even more gruesome by dipping the rim into corn syrup mixed with food coloring.

dding the peel of an apple as a garnish brings to mind the Witch and her deadly apple in the &ldquoSnow White&rdquo fairy tale.

Nutritional Information for this Halloween Witches Brew Drink

This recipe makes one drink but you can easily multiply it for a party crowd, since it has equal amounts of everything. Just multiply the ounces and limes by the amount of guests that you have to make one drink for each party goer.

As far as cocktails go, it is not too heavy on calories.

Each drink comes in at 266 calories with 11.2 g or carbs, 1.3 mg of sodium and 10.2 grams of sugar.


  • A blended Scotch whisky will generally be your best bet for this cocktail. The taste tends to be smoother and is neither too peaty or smoky like some of the single malts. will definitely make better witch hunt. To make a small amount quickly, simply combine one part each simple syrup and lemon juice with two parts water in an ice-filled cocktail shaker. Shake well and your lemonade is ready!
  • Crushed ice is typically recommended in the witch hunt. You can certainly use regular ice cubes. On a hot summer day, it's really nice to pour it over a slow-melting ice ball.
  • To make crushed ice from cubes, place the ice in a cloth bag (the Lewis bag is designed for this task) or a tough plastic bag. Wack it into fine pieces with your muddler (a rolling pin or hammer works, too). You can also chop ice with your blender but will want to drain out any excess water that's created.

Recipe Variations

  • Strega is made with a proprietary blend of herbs and spices, dominated by saffron, mint, and juniper. While there's no exact substitute for the gold-colored liqueur that can replicate the taste perfectly, Yellow Chartreuse is a common substitute and would be good in this recipe. would be another decent Strega substitute, though again, offering a different taste. Its herbal blend focuses on vanilla and, while the witch hunt's basic taste will change, it will retain that beautiful gold color.
  • You can also try a different style of whiskey in the witch hunt. Try not to pour anything that's too robust because the cocktail's flavor is delicate and needs a fine balance. Good options would be smooth blends like Canadian and Irish whiskeys.

How Strong Is a Witch Hunt?

Strega is an 80-proof liqueur and when it's mixed with a scotch of the same strength, the witch hunt becomes a pleasant cocktail that's neither too strong or too light. Its alcohol content should be right around 20 percent ABV (40 proof). This can vary with the whisky and vermouth you choose to pour and will weaken as your ice melts.


What is it about unicorn drinks that everyone wants to get on board? I think it is because unicorn drinks are just fun drinks. They are colorful drinks, but also a sweet tart drink. Besides unicorn drinks are great summer alcoholic drinks!

When you want party drinks, you want colourful cocktails, right? That is also another great reason to make the sweet tart drink of unicorn drinks! After all summer alcoholic drinks are party drinks!


How did you get the drink to look glittery?

Believe it or not, the drink really does sparkle — it’s not just clever photography!

The secret is this silver cocktail shimmer powder, which adds a magical look to drinks with just a pinch!

TIP: If you’re going to make a pitcher’s worth, wait to stir the shimmer powder into each individual drink instead of adding to the pitcher. That way the shimmer won’t settle to the bottom of the pitcher and not make it into each drink.


Hy-Vee Recipes and Ideas

Halloween-themed cocktails? Check! Make sure you don't skip rimming the cocktail glass in "blood" (AKA raspberry gelatin). It takes this Vampire Cocktail over-the-top.

Watch how this recipe comes together on HSTV.com.

Recipe Tags

Servings and Ingredients

Ingredients

Things To Grab

  • Small saucepan
  • Small microwave-safe bowl
  • 6-oz. cocktail glass
  • Cocktail shaker
  • Ice

Directions

Make Bloody Simple Syrup: Add raspberries, thyme sprigs, water, and sugar to a small saucepan. Whisk until sugar has dissolved. Simmer until the mixture becomes thick and syrupy. Remove from heat. If desired, strain and discard raspberry seeds. Set aside to cool.

Prepare Bloody Rim: Combine raspberry gelatin and boiling water in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave 15 seconds or until gelatin has dissolved. Immediately run the rim of a cocktail glass through the gelatin mixture allowing excess to drip down the sides of the glass. Set aside.

Shake the Cocktail: Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add Bloody Simple Syrup, rum, and lemon juice to shaker. Shake until combined and chilled. Strain into prepared cocktail glass.


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