Photo Credit & Recipe Adapted by McCormick
This recipe is filled with BOOs...vodka, that is.
If you love celebrating Halloween by getting dressed up and putting out a generous spread of food and cocktails that all fit the festive spirit, you'll want this Vodka Vanilla Ghost Cocktail on the menu.
Everyone has vanilla extract in their kitchen, right?! What you may need to purchase to make this recipe is the Black Food Color and simple syrup (something every bartender should have on hand).For the adorable (and super easy) Marshmallow eyeballs, you'll simply need marshmallows and two drops for each marshmallow. Cut marshmallow crosswise in half. Place 1 drop food color in center of cut-side of each marshmallow half.
For the rimming sugar, you'll need 1/4 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract, 10 drops of the black food color and 1/4 cup of sugar. mix sugar and vanilla on a small plate. Add food color; mix until sugar is evenly tinted. Wet rim of beverage glass with water. Dip rim of glass into black sugar to lightly coat.
Fill cocktail shaker two-thirds full with ice.
Add cream, simple syrup, vodka and vanilla.
Shake until well mixed and chilled.
Strain into rimmed beverage glass.
Top with club soda.
Garnish with Marshmallow Eyeballs.
This recipe is only for one glass. You'll want to perfect the recipe (and test it out) before your gathering when you'll be ready to mix up a few at a time for your guests.