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The Heart of Ardent: Halloween Hooch: a Twisted Sour

In keeping with our history of sharing recipes, we’re back today with more Heart of Ardent: Halloween Hooch: a Twisted Sour.

This is a simple, fun, colorful cocktail that offers a bit of sweetness for adult guests or the parents of your trick-or-treaters. You can’t go wrong with a licorice straw…

INGREDIENTS
1 1⁄4 ounces vodka*
1/2 to 3⁄4 ounce sour raspberry liqueur**
3 ounces red cranberry juice
1⁄2 lime

DIRECTIONS
Fill a cocktail shaker to about the halfway mark with ice. Add your favorite vodka, sour raspberry liqueur, and cranberry juice. Squeeze juice from the lime into the shaker. Shake vigorously for 5 seconds. Strain mixture into a chilled glass; cut the ends off a red Twizzler to use as a straw.

If our Twisted Sour is too sweet for you, you can’t go wrong with a straightforward Vodka Martini.
We like it BLACK for Hallowe’en, of course.

INGREDIENTS
3 fluid ounces black*** vodka
1 fluid ounce dry vermouth
1 cup ice

DIRECTIONS
Combine vodka and dry vermouth in a cocktail mixing glass. Fill with ice and stir until chilled. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with three green – or black! – olives on a toothpick or cut the ends off a black Twizzler to use as a straw. (Licorice cut in half works better in a classic martini glass.)

Enjoy. Happy Halloween everybody!

*for a deep red-black look, you can use black vodka
**like DeKuyper Raspberry Pucker or SourPuss Raspberry liqueur
***we used Hounds mineral infused premium black vodka


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