Make it an extra spooky Halloween with this Black Widow Martini! Made with freshly muddled blackberries and real pomegranate juice to capture those deep, dark Halloween vibes, this martini is sure to get you in a festive mood for some frighteningly good times. Everyone will love to sip on this Halloween martini all October long.
Dry iceoptional (see notes for safety instructions)
Add the blackberries and simple syrup to a cocktail shaker. Muddle until the berries are pulverized.
Pour in the pomegranate juice, vodka, ginger liqueur and lemon juice. Add a pinch of edible glitter and a handful of ice.
Put on the top and shake vigorously for 15-30 seconds.
Strain into a chilled martini glass. If desired, use tongs to gently add a 1-inch piece of dry ice into the glass and see notes for safety instructions. Enjoy!
To make a 12-serving pitcher: Add 3 cups of blackberries to a fine-mesh sieve with a bowl underneath. Muddle the blackberries until they're pulverized. The bowl will catch the juice. Add the juice to the pitcher. Alternatively, you can muddle directly in the pitcher if you don't mind fruit bits. Now pour in 3 cups pomegranate juice, 3 cups vodka, 1 ½ cups ginger liqueur and 1 ½ cups freshly squeezed lemon juice. Stir to combine and refrigerate for up to 24 hours. Right before serving, stir in edible glitter as needed.
Do not touch dry ice with bare skin or ingest it. Make sure to use tongs to transfer the ice. Gloves are also a good idea. The ice will drop to the bottom of the glass. Either let your guest know to sip the cocktail from the top until it stops bubbling, or set the cocktail out to show off the fun effect but don't serve until the bubbling stops, about five minutes.
While I recommend picking up a muddler if you enjoy making cocktails, you can use a sturdy wooden spoon to pulverize the blackberries if you don’t have one.
For the edible glitter, I used Black Tie from Sugar Mama Shimmer.
If you can't get fresh blackberries, frozen berries work fine. Just make sure you thaw them first.
Before juicing the lemon, firmly roll it on the counter a few times to get the juice flowing.
I like to use a handheld juicer to more easily and efficiently extract the juice and catch large seeds.
Pick a lemon that have some give when you press into it to ensure it’s still juicy.
For a proper shaking technique, use two hands.
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