This creepy-crawly Easy Black Widow Cocktail is perfect for all of your big Halloween costume parties. Drink one if you dare!
This Black Widow Cocktail may be poison-free, but it’ll still knock you off your feet!
Have I mentioned that I’m obsessed with Halloween? As I sit here and write this, I’m watching Beetlejuice and I couldn’t be happier. Last week, I shared these Kitchen Sink Blondies for the kids, but today it’s time for a cocktail for the adults. I’m not sure why I associated this drink with a black widow spider, but I decided to run with it.
Perhaps it was the scarlet color it turned out that reminded me of the signature hourglass on the black widow’s belly. This drink has all of my personal favorites, raspberry, Chambord, gin, and Prosecco. It’s so refreshing and light, I can’t wait for you to try it!
Originally, I wanted to shoot this with a little dry ice for a spooky effect, but did you know that dry ice evaporates?! I bought a huge block of it in July for a photoshoot and put the rest in the freezer for when Halloween rolled around.
I went to break it out the other day, and it was gone! POOF! Only the bag remained. I was flabbergasted. Upon investigation, it turns out you can’t store dry ice in a regular freezer, and by doing so I basically risked ruining my whole refrigerator.
Oops. So, now ya know! If you know how to store it, please tell me, and it would look super cute in this cocktail. Just be sure to follow correct guidelines when you’re using it in something you’re consuming.
Let me know if you decide to make these! I would love to see fun pics from your Halloween party. Tag me on Instagram if you do!
- 1/2 cup simple syrup (equal parts sugar and water dissolved)
- 1 cup ice
- ¼ cup gin
- ½ cup pomegranate juice
- Juice of a fresh lime
- 2 oz blackberry liqueur
- 1 cup fresh raspberries
- ¼ cup blackberries
- Prosecco, to top
- Place ½ cup of the simple syrup, ice, gin, pomegranate juice, lime juice, and blackberry liqueur in a cocktail shaker. Close the shaker and shake well to combine.
- Divide the raspberries and blackberries between 4 cocktail glasses filled with crushed ice. Strain the cocktail mixture over the fruit. Top it off with your favorite Prosecco. Garnish with a spooky spider and serve!