Black Widow Martini

2 Servings
50 min

The kids have all the trick or treat candy to look forward to this Halloween. but unless you are a big fan of Dum Dums and Milky Ways, you are kinda out of luck. UNLESS…you’ve got some fun little Halloween beverages up your witchy sleeve! I think you will happily let the kiddos indulge in their Smarties, while you sit back and enjoy this Cherry Black Widow Martini.

These Black Widow Martini, complete with ‘blood’ dripping down the side may just be my most favorite Halloween drink concoction to date.

I made the cherry syrup weeks in advance and froze it until I was ready to use it for these Halloween Martinis. Without a few drops of blue and yellow food color, your martini is deep red…so it’s your choice whether to go black or red. While I usually avoid food color, at the end of the day, it’s worth it for the black color for these Black Widow Martinis.

I did try a charcoal capsule and it did turn the martini black, but there was some sediment leftover in the glass that I didn’t love. But, if you’d rather go that route, it definitely works.

Recipe details
  • 2  Servings
  • Prep time: 45 Minutes Cook time: 5 Minutes Total time: 50 min
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For the Martini
  • 4 ounces Cherry Syrup
  • 4 ounces Vodka
  • 2 ounces Lime Juice
  • Blue Food Color
  • Yellow Food Color
  • 1 cup Crushed Ice
Cherry Syrup
  • 2 cups frozen, pitted cherries
  • 2 cups sugar
Cherry Syrup
Combine cherries and sugar in a medium saucepan, bring to a slow boil and let simmer for 30 minutes
Strain cherries in a mesh strainer, pushing down solids to release juice.
Use or freeze within 7 days.
For the Black Widow Martini
Combine ice, vodka, cherry syrup, lime juice in a cocktail shaker and shake well
To make your martini black, add two drops of blue and one drop of yellow food color to the shaker.
To get thick 'blood' to drip down the side of your Martini, put 3/4 cup of cherry syrup into a pan and simmer slowly until molasses thick.
Before you add your martini to the glass, place the thickened syrup on a plate and holding the glass at an angle, dip the rim of the glass into the syrup
Hold the glass up to get the 'blood' to drip down. Rotate around the glass, dipping, and then let it drip down.
Pour Martini into glass
Lynn @ Nourish and Nestle
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