Ghost Cocktails
Recipe courtesy of Amy Stevenson for Food Network Kitchen

Ghost Cocktails

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 20 min
  • Active: 10 min
  • Yield: 2 large or 4 small drinks
This spooky cocktail will give you chills but in a good way. Sweet, frosty and just a little boozy, this is a fun start – or ending – to a Halloween gathering. You can omit the vodka for younger ones and double or triple the recipe for a larger group.



Special equipment:
a piping bag, large plain pastry tip
  1. Microwave the candy melts in a small microwave-safe bowl at 50-percent power in 10 second increments, stirring in between, until melted, 40 to 60 seconds. Stir until smooth.
  2. Lay a stemless wine glass on its side. Use a small spoon to paint 2 large ghost eyes and 1 large mouth with the candy melt inside the glass. Repeat with the remaining glass(es). Chill the glasses, painted-sides down, in the freezer until the candy melts harden and the glasses begin to frost, about 10 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, whisk 1 cup of the cream in a large bowl, either by hand or with a handheld mixer, until foamy. Whisk, gradually adding the sugar, until soft peaks form. Whisk in the vanilla extract. Transfer to a piping bag fitted with a large plain tip.
  4. Combine the ice, vodka, hot chocolate mix and remaining 1 cup cream in a blender and blend on high speed until very smooth and thick. Pour into the prepared glasses. Pipe the whipped cream on top of each drink, swirling to make a peak at the top of the ghost’s head. Serve immediately.