A couple of weeks ago I was introduced to Habanaro Vodka. It wasn’t until a week later that I mustered up the nerve to try it. This is one drink where a little goes a long, long way. Using eyeballs in a cocktail was something I’ve wanted to do all season and finally I had the chance. Sip this one slowly and if you’re feeling adventurous add a bit more of the hot stuff. If you add too much your eyes will be on fire!
Eyes on Fire
11 oz can mandarin oranges, drained
½ cup coconut milk
1 TBS sweetened lime juice
3 TBS simple syrup
1 ½ oz vodka
½ tsp habanero vodka
In the bowl of a food processor blend the oranges, coconut milk, lime juice and simple syrup. Add vodkas and blend for 10-15 seconds. Fill cocktail shaker with ice and vodka mixture. Shake well and pour into glass and garnish with a candy eyeball or other Halloween candy.
The Candy Corn Parfait was inspired by many Pinterest pins. I layered the glass with mango Jello and Cool Whip. Between the layers I sprinkled pieces of chopped candy corn and then garnished the top with whole ones. This is a very light dessert and you can easily add in additional types of candy. Imagine the possibilities for different holidays!
The vignette was set up in my foyer. Last year the witches were on my tablescape and this year they felt the need for a bit more privacy. What witches want witches get, sometimes!!!