A couple of Halloweens ago I wrote a little horror poem, "THE HALLOWEEN VISITATION, A Cocktale of Horror and Vodka", about ravens knock, knock, knocking at my door begging for my Crystal Head Vodka. For some reason I didn't create a cocktail to accompany that Edgar Allan Poe parody. Time to correct that right now.
I wanted a dark cocktail with a purple cast to it, like raven feathers, and something fruity but tart. Something ravens, and people, might like their Crystal Head Vodka with. Maybe if I named a cocktail after them those darned birds would leave my nightmares alone.
1 Oz. Crystal Head Vodka
1/4 Oz. Cointreau
1-1/2 Oz. Pomegranate Juice
1 Oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
2 Tablespoons B'Lure Butterfly Pea Flower Essence
3 Dashes Angostura Orange Bitters
Large Ice Cubes
Garnish: Lemon Twist, Pomegranate Slice, Raven Cocktail Pick, Black & White Straw
Tools: Cocktail Shaker
Glass: Old Fashioned
Chill glass in freezer.
Add all the ingredients, EXCEPT the B'Lure and the large ice cube(s), into an ice filled cocktail shaker and shake until chilled.
Add the large ice cubes to the chilled glass, pour the cocktail over the ice.
Add the B'Lure over the back of a spoon down the inside of the glass, do NOT stir but allow it to settle at the bottom.
Garnish and serve.
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