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Still Feeling Drinky!

Written by Patti on October 26th, 2010

Good Morning Darlings!

Halloween is almost here and even more fun than the candy, are the spooktastic drinks you can conjure up. Our old friend Lindsay sent us this from way up in New York City. And in honor of our dear friends Calvin and Steve, who are hosting the hot undead crew of the Vampire Diaries as they film in their downtown loft, I thought this drink was quite appropriate.

Take it away, Lindsay!

This Halloween leave a lasting mark on guests with a chic fang-tastic cocktail! Inspired by the recent vampire craze, renowned New York City Mixologist Jonathan Pogash channels the flavors and trends of the season combining festive ingredients and the alluring flavors of Corzo Tequila to elevate the entertaining experience.

Entice guests with the thrilling flavors in the Corzo Bite, a vampire inspired blood orange cocktail. Highlights include:

· Festive Colorings: Reminiscent of the crimson shades of blood

· “Bloody” Ingredients: A bloody illusion is created with ripe blood oranges and home-made red grenadine

· Bite Garnish: The strawberry syrup garnish on the glass creates and tasty vampire bite effect


1 1/2 parts Corzo Silver Tequila

1/2 parts Campari

1 part fresh blood orange juice

1/4 parts blood (aka home-made grenadine) **

2 parts Jarritos Tamarindo Soda

Process: Build all ingredients into a highball glass filled with ice. Add the “blood” at the end.

Garnish: blood orange wheel and strawberry syrup

** Home-made grenadine: Add equal parts white sugar and POM pomegranate juice together and dissolve sugar over high on stove-top. When dissolved, add several drops of orange flower water, simmer on low heat for 10 mins., chill, and serve.

** If blood oranges are not available, use a slice of regular orange that is soaking in “blood” as a garnish.

Corzo Tequila’s unique double aging, triple distillation process creates an unparalleled taste and smoothness in this cocktail.

Thanks, Lindsay!

Tomorrow we will be mixing up some trouble with absinthe (just for you, Chioke!), so stay tuned.

xoxo, Patti

Today blogging to Warren Zevon – Werewolves of London


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