Trick-or-Treat-tini

By • October 14, 2010 • 15 Comments



Author Notes: This may look like a trick, but one sip and you will see that it is a TREAT! A midori cocktail is the first thing that popped in my mind when this week’s theme was announced – it is the perfect wicked witch green! This is what the adults at my house will be drinking on Halloween. Note: The black lava sea salt contains activated charcoal, which has a very dramatic visual effect against the fluorescent green of the midori. I will post a photo soon. gingerroot

Serves 1, easily doubled or tripled

  • 1 1/2 ounce Midori
  • 1 1/2 ounce Malibu Rum
  • 1 1/2 ounce Special Sour mix (see recipe below)
  • Black Lava Sea Salt for rim
  • Gummy eyeball (optional)
  1. Rim a martini glass in black lava sea salt if desired. Fill a shaker halfway with ice cubes. Add equal parts Midori, Malibu Rum, and Special Sour mix. Shake and strain into a martini glass. Sprinkle a few grains of salt into your glass if desired, for a dramatic, Halloween-y effect. Eyeballs optional. ENJOY!
  2. SPECIAL SOUR MIX: 2 cups coconut water + 1/3 cup agave + Juice of two Meyer lemons Combine ingredients in a glass jar with a lid and stir to mix. Refrigerate until chilled. Use as needed for Trick-or-Treat-tinis.

Tags: Halloween, sweet

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almost 4 years ago luvcookbooks

Meg is a trusted home cook.

just recommended this on food pickle to the parent who is hosting a halloween party for her son... perhaps after the kids go home!!

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almost 4 years ago gingerroot

Thanks, luvcookbooks! Did you have a chance to try it?

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almost 4 years ago luvcookbooks

Meg is a trusted home cook.

collecting the ingredients-- so far have only the gummy eyeballs. target is selling an ice cube tray with gummy eyeballs in the tray, so i have that down. i have to find a (small) bottle of Midori, since it is obviously essential but i'm a little leery of the taste...there's a market on sundays that sells exotic salts, going to try for that this sunday aft if possible, hope to have everything by halloween weekend. trick or treat for grownups!!

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almost 4 years ago Sagegreen

Love your photo! What a great drink. I have would use peeled grapes for the eyeballs, definitely.

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almost 4 years ago Sagegreen

"I have and would use" is what I meant to write. Long day! Could use a 'tini right about now

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almost 4 years ago gingerroot

Thanks, Sagegreen! Actually, after I posted this, I went out in search of gummy eyeballs and could not find any. Then I thought about all the fruit that could easily fill-in, peeled grapes, as you suggested, or peeled lychee, longan or rambutan. They would all be delicious with this drink, and healthful break from all the Halloween candy!

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almost 4 years ago gingerroot

"a healthful break" is what I meant to type...I have not even had a long day yet, but maybe this means it will turn into one. I guess one of these is in order later tonight! : )

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almost 4 years ago mrslarkin

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oh, spooky!!!!!! I love it!

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almost 4 years ago gingerroot

Thanks, mrslarkin!

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almost 4 years ago TiggyBee

I wish there was a picture... I bet the colors are just fabulous!!

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almost 4 years ago gingerroot

TiggyBee, I just added the best of my bad photos of this cocktail...actually, it makes it look a little dark and spooky, which, given the theme, works, I think. If you like sweet cocktails, I hope you try it this Halloween, because the colors are fabulous and I think it tastes delicious!

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almost 4 years ago TiggyBee

I love it!! I may have to put this on our menu for the 31st!! It looks great!!

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almost 4 years ago gingerroot

I would love that!! In addition to looking fabulously creepy and witch-y, they taste pretty darn good too...

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almost 4 years ago luvcookbooks

Meg is a trusted home cook.

does it taste good? i know that's a subjective question

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almost 4 years ago gingerroot

It is a sweet cocktail, and goes down really easy. The coconut from the Malibu balances the slightly medicinal taste of the melon-y Midori. I actually don't drink much of either but started with the Midori because of the color and the addition of Malibu was a suggestion from my brother. The sour mix is based on the simple syrup I used in my Thai Basil sorbet.