The Witchy Whiskey: A Punch Sure to Please Even Your Spookiest Party Guests
If you’re looking for a crowd-pleasing cocktail that has something in it for everyone for your Halloween party, you can’t go wrong with Whiskey Raiders’ Witchy Whiskey.
Ingredients for Witchy Whiskey
2 oz bourbon
1 oz Sweet Vermouth
3 oz champagne or ginger ale to taste
0.25 oz Grenadine
0.25 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
Maraschino cherries for garnishing
For a party:
20 oz Bourbon
10 oz Sweet Vermouth
Champagne or Ginger Ale to taste (or until punch bowl is filled)
2.5 oz Grenadine
2.5 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
10 Cherries for garnishing
How to Make Witchy Whiskey
Making Witchy Whiskey is pretty simple, but unless you have a full cocktail bar at home, it will probably require a trip to the liquor store to get everything you need. To start, put two to three maraschino cherries in the bottom of your glass and top with 2 ounces of bourbon. Muddle the cherries and bourbon together. Muddling the cherries helps release the flavor into the drink, and most importantly, gives the drink a “gory” look from the massacred cherries.
Next, add the sweet vermouth, grenadine and champagne or ginger ale. We recommend rosé champagne to help maintain the red color. Lastly, add a pinch of fresh lemon juice and mix it. For the garnish, add a few whole cherries. This drink can be served over ice or without.
Pro tip: If you can get your hands on dry ice, fill the cup three-fourths of the way full and drop a small piece in to get a spooky steam effect.
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