Halloween Morgue-A-Rita Cocktail

The ooey-gooey margarita will ensure your guests have a frightfully good time at your Halloween party. The blood red maraschino syrup adds the cherry 'on the bottom' while sugary green "goo" lends a creepy twist.
Halloween Morgue-A-Rita Cocktail

Halloween Morgue-A-Rita Cocktail

Photo by: Sam Henderson

Sam Henderson

Ingredients

Goo: 

  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • green food coloring

Cocktail: 

  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 cup club soda
  • 3/4 cup tequila
  • 3 ounces triple sec
  • 4 cherries
  • 4 teaspoons maraschino cherry syrup

Yield: 4 cocktails

Instructions

1: Mix together 1/4 cup light corn syrup with green food dye. Tip: Start with just a little coloring and add until you get the desired color then set aside.

Make Goo with Syrup and Food Dye

Make Goo with Syrup and Food Dye

©Sam Henderson

Sam Henderson

2: Place glasses in the freezer to frost them. When frozen, dip each glass into the green syrup and invert to allow the syrup to drip slightly. Return glasses to the freezer to set.

3: Insert stirrers through maraschino cherries for each drink and set aside.

Dip Frozen Glass In Syrup

Dip Frozen Glass In Syrup

©Sam Henderson

Sam Henderson

4: Juice the limes and strain if desired to remove pulp (Image 1).

5: Combine tequila, triple sec and lime juice in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake until very cold (Image 2).

6: Pour one teaspoon of the maraschino cherry syrup into the bottom of each glass. Add a cherry and stirrer to each glass.

7: Carefully pour the margarita mixture into each glass till about 3/4 full. Tip: Pour very slowly to avoid disturbing the syrup on the bottom.

8: Top off each drink with 1/4 cup club soda and serve immediately.

Halloween Morgue-A-Rita Cocktai

Halloween Morgue-A-Rita Cocktai

Photo by: Sam Henderson

Sam Henderson

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