Channel your inner Lord Voldemort this Halloween with this delicious Peach and Raspberry Cocktail aka Unicorn Blood Cocktail! Made with homemade shimmery liqueur.
In the spirit of Halloween, it’s Cocktail Week in The Flavor Bender kitchen. It’s all about magical shimmery swirls and delicious cocktails today.
First, a disclaimer. No unicorns were harmed in the making of this cocktail.
When I figured out how to make homemade shimmery liqueur (like Viniq), I knew what I had to make right away. Unicorn blood of course. So what does unicorn blood look like? This is what it looks like, in my mind at least. Bright and shimmery and oh so dark and magical!
Actually, this is a Peach and Raspberry cocktail. I went back and forth between different colours, but ultimately decided on gold/yellow. I knew it would combine with the red (from the raspberries) to give a beautiful blend of colours. Check out my previous post to learn how to make shimmery liqueurs in any colour you want, with one secret ingredient.
- 7 oz raspberries
- Icing sugar (powdered sugar) to taste
- 3 - 4 tbsp water (if needed)
- Recipe for shimmery Liqueur (I used Gold dust and Peach Vodka)
- A pinch of purple luster petal dust (optional)
- Puree the raspberry (add a little water if necessary) completely. Pass it through a fine sieve to remove seeds. Mix in icing sugar, 1 tbsp at a time to sweeten it to your taste. Chill in the fridge.
- Make the shimmery liqueur as in the recipe in the link. You can add just a touch more luster petal dust if you feel like it's not enough. Chill till required.
- Dust the wall of the chilled Martini glass with some purple luster petal dust and add some powdered dry ice (optional step)
- Pour the shimmery vodka into chilled martini glasses (about ⅔ of the way up). Pour approximately 2-3 tbsp of raspberry puree into the drink (from about 1-2 inches above the surface of the drink).
- Optional - add some powdered dry ice. Serve Immediately with a stirrer.
To get that spooky smoky effect, use powdered (completely crushed) dry ice. It only takes a small amount of powdered dry ice (about 1/2 – 1 tsp) to create that effect.
This was SO MUCH fun to make and I love how easily you could use that shimmery liqueur for cocktails of all kinds of colour and flavour. I went with raspberry puree here because that blood red just looked so much better in a Halloween cocktail. 🙂 And tastes infinitely better than actual blood too of course. I think. I hope.
While it’s fun to serve with the two layers separated (as you can see in the pictures above), you should mix it up before you drink. The two layers/colours combine to give you an amazing, sparkly peach colour. Besides who could say no to a peach and raspberry cocktail? Those flavours are perfect together!
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