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

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 fun monster in your party guests.

©Sam Henderson

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.

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.

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).

Make Tarragon Simple Syrup

Make Tarragon Simple Syrup

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

©Sam Henderson

Sam Henderson

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.

Add Blackberries to Lavender

Add Blackberries to Lavender

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.

©Sam Henderson

Sam Henderson

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

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 fun monster in your party guests.

©Sam Henderson

Sam Henderson

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