Hpnotiq Reveals New Halloween Creations


October 25, 2011

It’s Halloween season, and that means everyone is getting in the spooky spirit. Jenn and I are preparing for our annual costume party, and liquor brands are cooking up some ghoulish creations to help keep your guests entertained.

Among those is perennial “girl’s night out” favorite Hpnotiq.

Thanks to Mirrorball for the video, recipes and photos listed below.

Vampire’s Kiss

  • 6 fresh (or Maraschino) cherries, pitted
  • 1/2 lime, cut into 3 wedges
  • 2 oz ounces Hpnotiq Harmonie
  • 1 oz ounces gin
  • 1 cup crushed ice

Put the cherries, lime, and sugar into a large rocks glass. Muddle the fruit and sugar by pressing them with a pestle or a wooden spoon until juicy and fragrant. Add the gin, Harmonie and crushed ice. Cover with a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously, or stir, until combined and chilled, about 30 seconds. (In general, by the time the shaker mists up the drink is ready.) Serve and garnish with vampire teeth.

The Mad Eye

(can be made with Harmonie and called the Red Eye)

  • 1.5 oz Hpnotiq liqueur (or Harmonie)
  • 1 oz super premium vodka
  • 2 oz lychee juice
For Eyeball Garnish:
  • 1 canned grade AA lychee in syrup, drained
  • 1/4 tsp cherry, strawberry or raspberry preserves (can use Blueberry for blue eye look)
  • 1 blueberry

Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake well. Next, strain into a chilled martini glass. For the Lychee Eyeball Garnish, use a dry lychee and fill with blueberry or raspberry preserves. Place blueberry, blossom end facing out, into the cavity and then skewer with a cocktail pick. You can search for Halloween theme picks or picks that look like a miniature ice pick for the full affect.

Black Widow

  • 2 oz Hpnotiq Harmonie Liqueur
  • 1.5 oz Black Cherry Vodka
  • Splash of Cranberry Juice
  • Chocolate Syrup or Black Licorice
Martini Decoration

Using the chocolate syrup, create a web design inside of the martini glass, let the class chill in order to set the design. As an alternative to the chocolate syrup design, line the side of the martini glass with black licorice laces to create a spider web effect.

Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake well. Then strain into chilled martini glass with webbed design and garnish with a glitter spider ring.

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