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Red Moon over Manhattan

Ingredients (single cocktail)

  • 2 oz red wine
  • 1/2 oz bourbon
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup
  • 1 large round ice sphere
  • 3 maraschino cherries

Here’s the thing. You can put all this in a shaker and strain it, and it won’t taste any different. In fact, shaking anything with wine seems silly. Just put everything into a pitcher and leave it in the refrigerator for a couple hours. Stir it gently before you pour it into a glass.

For added effect, make these little ‘eyeballs on a skewer’. Just stuff lychees with blueberries and skewer them. You can get canned lychees in the Asian food section of most grocery stores, and stop by your local dollar store around Halloween for some goofy little plastic skewers. At your cocktail event, set up enough for everyone to have at least 1 set of ‘eyeball skewers’ for their drinks. It takes maybe 5 minutes to prepare but it adds a ton of fun to the cocktail.

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