13 great Baltimore Halloween cocktails [Pictures]
Check out some of the most devious and delicious drinks from the city's best bars.
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Ghoul's Night Out, Fork & Wrench( Jazmine Johnson / Baltimore Sun / October 22, 2013 )
According to bar manager Shana Leachman, two types of Halloween people exist: the cute and fairytale ones, and the blood and guts kind. She considers herself to be a bonafide blood and guts gal.
Leachman channeled this love of all that is gory into Ghoul's Night Out. To simulate the effect of blood, Leachman created cranberry-flavored edible gummies which she then hand places on the sides of the glass.
The blood itself is the trickiest part of the drink. "You have to chill the gelatin and cranberry solution to the point where it's almost congealing, so once it hits the frozen sheet pan it congeals into a shape," Leachman said. To get extra creepy, Leachman added a glow stick into the drink. The greenish glint offsets the blood, giving it a textured look that creates the allusion of real meaty chunks of flesh.
The drink is both visceral and delicious, with a nice apple flavor with a punch of cinnamon. Mix that with both the cranberry flavored "blood" and a black sugared rim, and you have a drink that will please your sweet and sour senses. This is one wicked drink that will grip your gullet with every last drop. Just don't swallow the glow stick -- unless you want to literally light up the room. Or create a Halloween horror story of your own.
How to make the Ghoul's Night Out
2 oz. apple-infused bison grass vodka
1/2 oz. pear simple syrup
1/2 oz. cinnamon simple syrup
1/4 oz. pimento dram allspice liqueur
2 oz. Crispin cider
1 lovage leaf
Muddle one lovage leaf bottom of Collins glass, and rim glass with black sugar. Line cranberry "blood" on inside of glass, and fill glass with ice. Add all cocktail ingredients in glass and top with club soda. Garnish with glow stick (not edible).
Where to Get Ghoul's Night Out
Fork & Wrench
2322 Boston St.