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Halloween Martini

October 30, 2020

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– a small town, midwestern girl living in sunny South Florida with my husband and our two golden doodles.

Welcome to my lifestyle blog dedicated to good food, better drinks, easy entertaining ideas and laid-back living. 

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This witchy Halloween Martini concoction is the perfect potion to serve up this Halloween! The ingredients combine to make the prettiest “blood” like color, but the best part about this martini isn’t how festive it is, it’s the taste. These are so good, that they deserve to be served any time of the year!

Halloween Martini "Bloodtini" Recipe using Empress 1908 Gin, Pomegranate Juice and Orange Liqueur | KirstenTurk.com

I was so proud of this Martini because I went into the liquor store having no idea what kind of Halloween cocktail I was going to make. All I knew was that I wanted it to be blood color or something that screamed “Halloween.”

Finding the Halloween Martini Ingredients

I walked passed this beautiful bottle of purple gin, and knew that had to be my base for the drink. It was Empress 1908 Gin. I had never tried this before but I couldn’t resist, and let me tell you, it does not disappoint. This is a gin that I’m going to be keeping stocked on my bar cart from now on.

Halloween Martini "Bloodtini" Recipe using Empress 1908 Gin, Pomegranate Juice and Orange Liqueur | KirstenTurk.com

Next, I was looking at the orange liqueurs because I thought it would pair nicely. I found Tippler’s Orange Liqueur made from Florida Oranges and made in St. Augustine. Being from Florida, I was sold, so on to find the next ingredient!

I picked up some pomegranate juice (because I knew that would give it the nice color I was looking for for this Halloween Martini, especially paired with the purple gin) and some lemons and headed home to try my new creation.

This only took one try to get it right– I’m telling you, I don’t know what I was on that day but everything went right, which does not happen often when I’m trying to create new cocktails.

Halloween Martini "Bloodtini" Recipe using Empress 1908 Gin, Pomegranate Juice and Orange Liqueur | KirstenTurk.com

What should this Halloween Martini be called?

I posted a poll on my Instagram and the most popular answer was combining bloodtini, dractini or vamptini. Leave your favorite name in the comments or come up with your own name!

Cheers witches!

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Halloween Gin Martini "Bloodtini" Recipe using Empress 1908 Gin, Pomegranate Juice and Orange Liqueur | KirstenTurk.com

Halloween Martini

The perfect potion to brew up on Halloween. Cheers witches!

Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 1/2 oz Empress 1908 Gin
  • 1/2 oz Orange Liqueur (I used Tippler’s brand from St. Petersburg Distillery)
  • 1/2 oz Pomegranate Juice
  • Juice From Half a Lemon
  • 1/4 oz Honey (or to taste – hubby likes them sweeter than this!)

Instructions

  1. Fill shaker with ice and pour in gin, orange liqueur, pomegranate juice, lemon juice and honey.
  2. Shake, shake, shake (see notes)
  3. Pour into martini glass or coupe champagne glass
  4. Cheers!

Notes

The key to a good martini is having it be ice cold! I shake this one over ice, pour it into my martini, get fresh ice in my shaker, pour the martini back in and shake it again. It makes it even better!

  • Author: Kirsten Turk
Halloween Gin Martini "Bloodtini" Recipe using Empress 1908 Gin, Pomegranate Juice and Orange Liqueur | KirstenTurk.com

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