Halloween Spirits: Bloody Orange Cocktail
The only thing scary about these Bloody Orange cocktails is how good they taste. The homemade raspberry syrup-filled syringes are sure to wow your guests.
4 ounces vodka
2 ounces Licor43
8 ounces Orangina or 1:3 orange juice to club soda
3 ounces raspberry syrup (recipe follows)
plastic syringes (available at party stores)
Yield: 4 cocktails
1. Puree 2 cups of fresh raspberries in a food processor. Press the puree through a fine mesh strainer to extract the pulp, then discard the seeds.
2.Place the puree in a small saucepan with 1/4 cup of sugar. Heat over medium-low heat, stirring frequently until thick and dark (about 10 minutes) and let cool (Image 1).
3.Fill each syringe with .75 ounces of raspberry syrup and set aside (Image 2).
4. Add vodka and Licor43 to a shaker with ice, shake until very cold (about 20 seconds). Add Orangina and stir. Pour into iced glasses and place filled syringes in drinks.
5. Add an orange wedge to the side of each glass and serve.