Eyeballtini

Posted by on Oct 17, 2016 in |

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Recipe Type

Drink

Instructions

This was supposed to be a berry martini mocktail with a scary floating eyeball.

Instead it looked kind of comical, like a frog. And nothing like the original picture at http://www.annies-eats.com/2014/10/30/spooky-eyeballtini-mocktail/,

Basically it’s a purple drink with eyeballs made out of honeydew melon and blueberries.

Not having any blueberry sauce on hand, I tried muddling blueberries and sugar syrup, but the effect was a lumpy mess. I’ve finally worked out that blueberries really don’t give you enough colour, unless you puree them, or boil them up with the syrup. Otherwise it’s a pale colour, like my other experiments at http://www.mistressofmocktails.com/rosemary-blueberry-smash/

You definitely need to make the eyeballs first, before making the drink.

Some people have had problems with the eyeballs not floating, so I left mine on skewers.

The next day I made a much simpler, colourful drink, using ribena and soda water. Much easier. And still great with the eyeballs.