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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The Grape Ghoulade, RA Sushi( Handout / Baltimore Sun / October 22, 2013 )
For five years, RA Sushi has hosted their annual Halloween-day Boo Bash. As part of these festivities, they created the Grape Ghoulade, a play off their Lycheetini. This murky blue brew comes garnished with a lychee-and-blueberry eyeball for the demon in you to enjoy. The drink's color looks like something out of a witch's cauldron, as the blue appears so dark at times, that it is easy to mistake it for a deep purple color.
This color comes from the addition of blue curacao into the drink; it also gives the drink a slightly bitter orange undertone. The cranberry juice and lime sour balances the curacao's bitter flavor, leaving a sweet and tart aftertaste. But all of this comes second to the drink's most important component, the grape vodka. The drink's deep grape flavor will send your head spinning. General manager Scott Bernas said the drink is, "crisp and light ... and has a nice body to it." Bernas added that the eyeball garnish makes it one "scary looking drink." Despite this scary look, the fruit garnish has sweet and delicate flavor that is sweetened by the grenadine.
And the eyeball garnish? Now you too can join the ranks of baddies like Maleficent and Ursula, who, in our opinion, would never drink without a body-part flavor enhancer.
How to make the Grape Ghoulade
1 3/4 oz. Three Olives grape vodka
1/4 oz. Blue Curacao liqueur
1/4 oz. cranberry juice
Splash of lemon sour
Splash of lemon lime
Shake all ingredients and strain into a cocktail glass. Put blueberry inside lychee, and soak in grenadine to create bloody eyeball garnish.
Where to get the Grape Ghoulade
1390 Lancaster St.