Screwdrive your Halloween: Layered black vodka cocktails

We’re hosting a Halloween party Saturday, and I’ve been drinking a lot developing cocktail and punch recipes. Pumpkin pie martini. Dry ice in the punch bowl, or in each glass. I also wanted to include Blavod black vodka in the mix. Nothing says Halloween more than drinking something that looks like death, right? Right.

Then, as I do, I decided to try to make my own black vodka using food coloring. And it works!

Then I wanted to layer the black vodka with something orange. And it works!

This is a basic screwdriver — orange juice with black vodka floating on top. I wanted to keep it basic, and now I have a few days to figure out how to punch it up some. Vanilla vodka? Black sambuca? Pairing our vodka-tasting set with our punch bowl so guests can spike their punch with layered shots of their choosing?

It’s all in the name of science. Oh, and justifying all those failed cocktails that I couldn’t let go to waste. And for you. I did it all for you.

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6 thoughts on “Screwdrive your Halloween: Layered black vodka cocktails

  1. Are there any virgin options? Your drinks sound fabulous! I told my husband he’ll have to try them all on my behalf. Ps, forgot to respond that we’re attending. Early…with the little one.

  2. Baker/bartender here. For the love of cooking, please don’t purchase liquid food dye from Hy-Vee any more. 🙂
    Michael’s, Jo Ann’s, Hobby Lobby, etc. all carry food dye in gel form. Much more potent, and you only have to use a small amount.
    Great floating skills you have there, friend!

  3. Cavan, it’s been awhile since I’ve stopped by your blog. I’m glad to see that you still have the dry sense of humor that I know and love. I so wish that I could’ve gone to your Halloween party. I hope y’all had fun! 🙂 xoxo

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