Eyeball Martini Cocktail

Eyeball Martini Cocktail

Published on: September 18, 2019

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Impress your Halloween party guests with this creepy eyeball add-in martini. The eyeballs are made with simple ingredients like coconut milk, gelatin, and berries. But the effect is nonetheless spooky and the taste is full-bodied thanks to the gin and dry vermouth.

Eyeball Martini Cocktail

Preparation time: 15 minutes + inactive time

Serves: 2

Ingredients:

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Eyeballs:

  • 2 raspberries
  • 2 blueberries
  • 2 tbsp coconut milk
  • ¼ tbsp unflavored gelatin
  • ¼ cup boiling water
  • Vanilla extract, if desired
  • Red food coloring

Cocktail:

  • ½ cup gin
  • 2 tbsp dry vermouth

Instructions:

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  • 1Sprinkle the gelatin powder over coconut milk and place aside for 10 minutes.
  • 2Combine the dissolved gelatin with boiling water and stir until smooth and combined. Add vanilla if using.
  • 3Remove 2 tbsp of the mixture and combine with red food coloring.
  • 4Place the blueberries inside the raspberries.
  • 5Pour some of the red gelatin mixture into a spherical ice mold.

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  • 6Place the berries facing up into the gelatin and place aside for 5 more minutes.
  • 7Pour over the remaining red gelatin into the mold.
  • 8Let the gelatin firm up a little bit
  • 9Pour over the remaining coconut milk and gelatin mixture until the mold is full.
  • 10Close mold and allow to firm up completely.
  • 11To serve, stir the gin, vermouth, and ice in a shaker.
  • 12Pour into a martini glass.
  • 13Add the gelatin eyeballs and serve.

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Tips & Tricks

You can make these eyeballs smaller if you like by using smaller molds and smaller sized raspberries with wild blueberries.

You can make these eyeballs up to three days ahead; it won’t impact their flavor or shape.

These eyeballs are best served in a clear cocktail such as the one we suggested here, or even better in smoke cocktails! It will spook your guests more.

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