There’s a reason this is the one that started it all. Made from premium Blue Agave Silver Tequila (yes, please) and lightly sweetened with agave nectar, the original Skinnygirl® Margarita is STILL delicious and low-calorie (really?). Yes, really. Serve this refreshingly light low-calorie Margarita in a fun glass rimmed with salt, and you and your girls are good to go! YUMMO! Happy Weekend from Kloset Monkey!
- 1 bottle Chocolate Red Wine (one that is a red wine with notes of chocolate…good options are “Red Decadence” or “ChocolatRouge”
- 2 cups Black Cherry juice (I found this at the regular grocery store. If you’re doesn’t have it, you can substitute pomegranate juice)
- 3 cups ginger ale
- ½ cup chocolate flavored vodka (optional)
- 1 cup whole black cherries
- mix all of the liquid ingredients together and stir, stir, stir!
- garnish with cherries
Just for grown-up goblins: Serve up a little black magic — in the form of cocktails made with vodka that’s as dark as night.
Ghost in the Graveyard
2 ounces black vodka
2 ounces creme de cacao or coffee-flavored liqueur
1 scoop vanilla ice cream
Pinch of finely grated nutmeg, for garnish
In a glass, combine vodka and creme de cacao, and set aside. Place a scoop of ice cream in a highball glass, and slowly pour vodka mixture over ice cream. Garnish with nutmeg; serve immediately.
1/4 cup ice
1/2 cup freshly squeezed tangerine juice
1 1/2 ounces black vodka
1 black licorice twist, for serving
Place ice in a tall glass. Pour juice into glass. Pour vodka over the back of a cocktail spoon into glass so it sits on top of juice and creates a layer of black. Slice 1/4 inch off each end of licorice, and use as a straw. Serve immediately.
Berry Scary Martini
1 cup ice
1 ounce black vodka
2 ounces cherry juice
Fresh raspberries and blueberries, for garnish
Combine ice, vodka, and cherry juice in a cocktail shaker; shake vigorously. Pour into a martini glass. Thread raspberries and blueberries onto a cocktail skewer, and place in drink. Serve immediately.
8 to 10 fresh mint leaves
6 to 8 fresh cherries, pitted
1 T. sugar
juice of half a lime
1 1/2 to 2 oz. white rum
4 ice cubes
In a sturdy glass or a cocktail shaker, combine the mint leaves, cherries and sugar. Using a muddler, crush the ingredients to release their flavors and dissolve the sugar a bit. Add the lime juice and rum.
If using the shaker, add a few ice cubes, cover the shaker and give it a good long shake. Then, pour the mixture through the strainer into a glass with more ice and top with some sparkling water.
If you’re preparing the drink in the glass, just give it a stir and add the ice cubes. Top with some sparkling water.
Garnish with some additional mint leaves, fresh cherries or lime slices.
2 ounces Simple Lemon Syrup
1 ounce Bushmills Irish Whiskey
Add all ingredients to shaker & shake vigorously until blackberries start to break up to give that gorgeous blush color
Strain into glass packed with fresh crushed ice
Garnish with additional blackberries