Crys­tal Head Vodka recipes for the Hal­loween sea­son

Montreal Times - - Food & Wine -

Noth­ing suits Hal­loween bet­ter than ghouls and skulls…but when those skulls are filled with vodka, that’s a Hal­loween fete you don’t want to miss! Be­low are three dev­il­ish tast­ing cock­tails from Crys­tal Head Vodka that cre­ate the per­fect spook-tas­tic am­biance for a chill­ing Hal­lows’ Eve. En­joy, if you dare.

Bit­ter­sweet End­ings

Dou­ble, dou­ble, toil and trou­ble, this de­light­fully bit­ter cock­tail packs a haunted punch. In­gre­di­ents:

2 oz. Crys­tal Head Vodka

1 oz. Béné­dic­tine

An­gos­tura bit­ters

Di­rec­tions: Mix all in­gre­di­ents in a shaker with ice and stir gen­tly. Strain into a chilled coupe glass. Gar­nish with a lemon twist.

The Last Tango

Cue mu­sic… spooky or­gan mu­sic. The re­fresh­ing tan­ger­ine, lemon and ginger found in The Last Tango will have ev­ery­one’s taste buds dancing.

In­gre­di­ents: 1.5 oz. Crys­tal Head Vodka

2 oz. fresh tan­ger­ine juice

0.5 oz. Do­maine de Can­ton Ginger Liqueur 1 oz. freshly squeeze lemon juice

1 oz. ginger sim­ple syrup

Di­rec­tions: Add all in­gre­di­ents into a shaker filled with ice. Shake vig­or­ously and strain into a chilled martini glass. Ginger sim­ple syrup: Peel one large piece of ginger root and cut into thin rounds. Add equal parts sugar and wa­ter with the ginger slices. Bring to a boil, en­sur­ing not to scorch the sides. Re­duce heat and sim­mer for five min­utes, then re­move mix­ture from heat. Al­low to steep for 30 min­utes while mix­ture cools. Strain and dis­card ginger. Syrup can last up to two weeks in the re­frig­er­a­tor.

Crys­tal Clear

For the purists at your party. Pour over ice and fo­cus on more haunt­ing tasks at hand. In­gre­di­ents:

2 oz. Crys­tal Head Vodka

Di­rec­tions:

Add Crys­tal Head to a rocks glass over ice. Gar­nish with a lime wheel.

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