Halloween is right around the corner and that means that it’s time to get devilish! This recipe for a Bloody Mary Cocktail has a whimsical lime devil garnish that is the perfect alternative to the normal stalk of celery.
A traditional Bloody Mary is often served at breakfast or brunch. It is such a popular drink that it even has it’s own National Day, which is celebrated on January 1 as National Bloody Mary Day.
This Halloween party version crosses over into a more spooky edition of the drink with a couple of special touches – a devilishly fun Halloween cocktail garnish and the additional of red Hawaiian salt for the glass rim.
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What you’ll need to make this Halloween Bloody Mary cocktail recipe
The traditional tomato based cocktail has dozens, if not hundreds of variations, from drinks that are heavy on the hot sauce to those that add other alcohol ingredients to the base.
I am a purist and haven’t altered the classic recipe much. Instead, I’m opting to go for mood to make this drink suitable for Halloween.
A great Bloody Mary has just the right amount of hot sauce to make the drink balanced. It’s good to “taste as you go” with a drink like this so that those who don’t want the drink very spicy will still enjoy the taste.
To make the drink you’ll need the following ingredients:
- Tomato juice
- Worcestershire sauce
- Tabasco sauce
- Both lemon and lime juice
Be sure to use a cocktail shaker with ice. This will get the Bloody Mary to that refreshing cold temperature that we all love. Yum!
The Bloody Mary cocktail could not be easier to make. It is pretty much a question of adding everything to a cocktail shaker with ice and giving it a good shake. I taste after doing this and THEN add the Tabasco sauce, since I don’t like a super spicy Bloody Mary.
Salting the glass rim
Red Hawaiian sea salt is used to rim the glass. If you can’t find any of this locally, it is available on Amazon.
Use a lime to moisten the rim of a highball glass and dip it into the sea salt. You’ll get a nice rim of salt and won’t need to season the drink with any salt.
Making the lime devil garnish for the Bloody Mary cocktail
What makes this Bloody Mary rock on for Halloween is the garnish. Using a fun Halloween garnish will turn an ordinary cocktail into one that your guests will rave over.
This garnish is as much fun to make as it is to use to decorate the glass!
To make this lime devil garnish, you’ll need limes, spring onions, pimento pieces, bamboo skewers and toothpicks.
Start by cutting your lime in half and then cut a thick wheel of lime from one of the halves. A long bamboo skewer holds the devil’s body together.
Next comes the devilish face. This is done by using a paring knife to cut small diamond shapes for the eyes. Small pieces of pimentos give some color to the face.
Next, insert toothpicks into the ends of spring onion pieces and insert them into the head as horns, into the sides as arms and a longer piece for the tail. The little devil is done!
The last step is to add some ice to your salt rimmed highball glass and add the Bloody Mary drink.
Just pop in your little lime devil garnish and the drink is ready to serve!
For other fun Halloween garnish ideas, be sure to check out the licorice spiders nd whipped cream ghosts that I use in my Vampire Cocktail and Ghostbuster cocktail for two more fun Halloween drinks with garnishes.
What does the Bloody Mary taste like?
The flavor of this bloody Mary cocktail is smooth and spicy with a tiny bit of heat. The tomato juice adds lots of freshness and the spices mingle with the just a hint of burn of vodka in the aftertaste.
You can make your drink more or less spicy by the addition of more or less Tabasco sauce.
For an even more frightening look for Halloween, serve the drink over spider ice cubes to make your party guests squeal!
Serve this Halloween bloody Mary cocktail with some pumpkin shaped chocolate truffles.
Pin this Bloody Mary cocktail recipe for later
Would you like a reminder of the recipe for the Bloody Mary and directions for the lime demon garnish? Just pin this image to one of your Halloween boards on Pinterest, so that you can easily find it later.
- 1 1/2 ounces of Vodka
- 1/2 cup of tomato juice
- 2 teaspoons of fresh lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon of fresh lime juice
- Dash of Worcestershire sauce
- Tabasco sauce to taste
- Dash of black pepper
- Lime Devil garnish (see tutorial instructions above)
- Red Hawaiian Sea Salt
- 1 lime
- Spring onion stalks
- Pimento pieces
- Toothpicks and bamboo skewers to attach the garnish
To make the lime devil garnish
- Cut the lime in half and cut a thick slice of lime from one half.
- Use a sharp knife to cut a face into the lime half and fill the holes with pieces of pimento.
- Attach the lime half and lime wheel to a barbecue skewer.
- Cut pieces of spring onions and insert toothpicks.
- Attach the spring onions as horns, arms and a tail. Trim the skewer to suit your glass.
For the Bloody Mary Cocktail
- Use a piece of lime to rub along the edge of a high ball glass. Dip the glass into red Hawaiian salt.
- Add ice to the glass.
- Combine the vodka, tomato juice, lemon and lime juices, and Worcestershire sauce to a cocktail shaker with ice in it.
- Add a dash of Tabasco sauce to taste.
- Shake well and strain into the high ball glass. Season with black pepper to taste.
- Add the lime devil garnish and enjoy.
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