Halloween Cocktail: Mr. Hyde Potion

This spirited Halloween drink might just be a life-changing experience. The potion is full of herbaceous flavors and a kick that will bring out the party monster in your guests.
Halloween Cocktail: Mr. Hyde Potion

Halloween Cocktail: Mr. Hyde Potion

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Sam Henderson

Ingredients

8 ounces vodka
4 ounces parfait amour liqueur
1 ounce blackberry liqueur
2 ounces tarragon simple syrup (recipe follows)
1 ounce fresh lemon juice
1 ounce lavender syrup, available at most liquor stores
4 lavender sprigs
8 blackberries
dry ice (optional) Note: Always observe dry ice safety measures: Never touch dry ice with bare skin and do not swallow.
purple sanding sugar for rim (optional)

Yield: 4 cocktails

Instructions

1. Prepare the tarragon simple syrup by placing 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water in a small saucepan.

2. Heat over medium-low heat until it reaches a low boil. Add two sprigs of fresh tarragon and reduce heat to low. Heat for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove tarragon and allow syrup to cool.

Make Tarragon Simple Syrup

Make Tarragon Simple Syrup

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Sam Henderson

3. Place 2 blackberries on each lavender sprig and set aside. Tip: For best results, insert a toothpick through blackberry first to make a small hole for the lavender stem.

Add Blackberries to Lavender

Add Blackberries to Lavender

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Sam Henderson

4. Cut and juice lemon. Strain to remove pulp, if desired. Add spirits, syrups and juice to a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake until very cold (about 20 seconds).

5. Pour drink into beakers, add a small piece of dry ice (optional) and a lavender-blackberry skewer. Note: Drink is safe to consume only after dry ice has completely dissolved.

Tip: Alternatively, moisten the rim of a cocktail glass and dip in purple sanding sugar. Add cocktail and small piece of dry ice. Lay lavender-blackberry skewer across the top of the glass and serve.

Halloween Cocktail: Mr. Hyde Potion

Halloween Cocktail: Mr. Hyde Potion

©Sam Henderson

Sam Henderson

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