The fabulous and fun Julia of SnarkyVegan came up with two delicious and Halloween-y festive martinis. She gathered a group of bloggers to test them out, play around with them, and then post about them!
First up is The Great Pumpkin!
Part 1- Pumpkin Mash
mix really well in a small bowl:
2 tablespoons pumpkin puree
1 tablespoon soymilk or soy creamer- I used Silk Pumpkin Spice soy drink (for extra pumpkin-ness!)
1 tablespoon agave syrup or brown rice syrup
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
Part 2- Booze
2 ounces vanilla vodka
3/4 ounce butterscotch schnapps
Part 3- Shake!
Mix the pumpkin mash and booze in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously.
Strain into a sugar & spice rimmed martini glass (I mixed raw sugar and pumpkin pie spice, rimmed the glass with agave on my finger, and dipped the rim in the sugar mixture)
Garnish with fun Halloween-themed toys.
Creepy Cocktail #2 is The Graveyard Smash!
In a cocktail shaker mix-
1 1/2 ounces vanilla vodka
1 1/2 ounces cream de cacao liqueur (you could also use Frangelico here for a hazelnutty treat)
squirt of vegan chocolate syrup
splash of soymilk- optional (I also made a variation with canned sweetened illy espresso that was fantastic!)
Rim a martini glass with chocolate syrup (just use your finger here). Dip the rim in crushed Oreos or Newman-Os.
Strain the cocktail into the cookie crumb-rimmed glass. Sprinkle with more crushed Oreos (creepy graveyard dirt!)
Garnish with fake dead things and enjoy!
Happy Halloween everyone! I hope you all enjoy the weekend as much as I plan to. Halloween is the best holiday ever invented!
You can see the other fun variations here: