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Halloween Blood Orange Pop Rocks Cocktail

Halloween time > pumpkin carving, trick or treating, costumes, candy and spooky cocktails...yes, fun adult Halloween cocktails. We have a cocktail for you that is fun to make (pop rocks on the rim already!), light and not too sweet (so it goes well with your Halloween candy of choice 🙂  Oh and a couple of fun facts: Blood oranges are less acidic than regular oranges. And that distinctive dark red/orange flesh? Well that's due to the presence of antioxidant pigments so yeah, you can have a Pop Rock Blood Orange Martini and feel good about the fact that you are getting your antioxidants. Nice. And yep, that's why you're drinking it. Sure.
  • Crushed ice
  • 1/2 cup(s) fresh blood orange juice
  • 2 ounce(s) vodka
  • 1 ounce(s) triple sec or CointreauPop Rocks - yes, POP ROCKS! Or sugar, if you're boring (just kidding) for the rim
  • Raspberry Jam (or a dark fruit jam -for the rim for the Pop Rocks to stick to).
  • Blood orange wedges or black licorice spiders (optional)for garnish
  • Rim the martini glass with your jam of choice.
  • Sprinkle pop rocks on small plate and dip glass in pop rocks evenly coating the rim.
  • Fill a cocktail shaker with crushed ice. Add orange juice, vodka, and triple sec. Shake well and strain into glasses.
  • Garnish with orange wedges or licorice spiders, if desired and which you totally should do!! And don't forget the Pop Rocks for the rim! It's Halloween, it's fun, do it.
Serving size: 2 fun, fab, festive cocktails 🙂 photo-4

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