Saturday, October 29, 2011

Halloween Cocktail Garnish: Eye Balls & Fingers

With Halloween fast approaching, I thought I'd post some 'fun' Garnishes for the Bloody Halloween Cocktails I posted the other day.

Halloween Lychee Eyeballs I
Peeled Lychees (fresh or canned)
Green Maraschino Cherries
Strawberry Glaze (blood)

Place raisins inside green maraschino cherries. Place cherries inside lychees to form eyeballs.
Note: Use the biggest lychees that you can find and be very careful when inserting the cherries into the lychees. You don't want to rip the lychees apart.

Halloween Lychee Eyeballs II
1 canned grade AA lychee in syrup, drained
1/4 tsp cherry, strawberry or raspberry preserves
1 blueberry

Dry lychee and fill with preserves
Place blueberry, blossom end facing out, into cavity.
Skewer with cocktail pick (search for picks that look like a miniature ice pick for full affect).

Want to mix up a big mess of eyeballs
1 can Grade AA lychees in syrup, drained* and patted dried
4 teaspoons cherry, strawberry or raspberry preserves
20 large blueberries, canned

Fill each lychee with 1/4 teaspoon preserves.
Place a blueberry, blossom-end facing out into the cavity of each lychee.
Secure with a toothpick.

Witch Finger Cookies from Pattie Tierney
These not only look good, but they taste great! For the recipe, go to Olla-Podrida, Patty Tierney's food blog.

Want a more Savory Finger to accompany your Bloody Drinks? Check out this video for easy Breadstick Fingers.  You can always use some "Bloody" Marinara Sauce for Dipping.

Breadstick Fingers from CookingwithSugarTV

No time to make anything? Buy some cool Skull and Crossbones ice cube trays and pop them in the drinks or punch!

Photo: Witch Finger Cookies by Pattie Tierney


vallerose said...

Love the ice cubes. the cookies and eye balls are to weird for me.but I do want to try the cocktails mentioned elswhere.

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

Next year I'm trying the breadsticks. Mary at the Home is Where the Boat is blog made hers curved so they could hold onto a glass or other fixed item. I can see these wrapped around a cup of blood red tomato soup. Enjoyed the video!