If you're looking for a green-colored Halloween cocktail, you can create this "Frankenstein's Brew" cocktail. This spooky and delicious drink features a vibrant green hue and is sure to be a hit at your Halloween. party.
Main ingredient and which gives classic Frankenstein vibe is from Midori .
Midori is a bright green melon-flavored liqueur that was first introduced in 1978. It is made in Japan and the name "Midori" means "green" in Japanese. The French version is sweeter than Japanese version.
Since its introduction, Midori has become a popular ingredient in various cocktails, known for its vibrant color and sweet melon flavor. Most famous of all is Midori Sour.
Midori Sour is one of the most well-known Midori cocktails. It typically consists of Midori liqueur, vodka, and sour mix, garnished with a slice of orange or a maraschino cherry.
This cocktail became popular in the 1980s and remains a favorite among Midori enthusiasts.
How to make this Frankenstein brew
You need the following ingredients to make this cocktail
- Tequila: You can use your favorite one
- Midori: Fruity melon liquor
- Lime juice: I used freshly squeezed. You can use storebought one also.
- Pineapple juice: Freshly squeezed one in this recipe, store bought will work also.
- Green colored salt for rim.
- Ice: I used cubed and crushed ice
- Dry ice: Gives spooky effect. This is optional, you can skip it.
- Red cherries for garnishing
See recipe card for quantities.
Instructions to make Frankenstein's Brew
Mix everything in a shaker with ice and serve in a coupe glass.
Serve with red cherries.
Add Dry ice at the time of serving.
Tips for handling and serving dry ice.
Serving dry ice can be a fun and visually striking addition to parties, especially Halloween or other spooky-themed events. However, it's crucial to handle dry ice with care, as it is extremely cold and can cause severe frostbite if touched directly. Here's how you can serve dry ice safely:
- Use Insulated Gloves: Always wear insulated gloves (such as thick leather or oven mitts) when handling dry ice. Never touch it with your bare hands.
- Ventilation: Use dry ice in a well-ventilated area, as it releases carbon dioxide gas as it sublimates (turns from a solid directly into gas). Ensure the room is properly ventilated to prevent the buildup of carbon dioxide gas.
- Avoid Ingestion: Do not consume or swallow dry ice, as it can cause injury to the mouth, throat, or stomach.
- Use a Cooler or Insulated Container: When transporting and serving dry ice, use a cooler or an insulated container. This helps slow down the sublimation process, allowing the dry ice to last longer.
- Create a Fog Effect: Place the dry ice in a punch bowl, cauldron, or any container filled with your favorite beverage. Add warm water to the container. The warm water will cause the dry ice to sublimate faster, creating a spooky fog effect. Make sure the container is safe for dry ice (usually, glass or stainless-steel works well).
- Garnish and Presentation: You can add LED lights, food coloring, or even small plastic Halloween decorations to enhance the visual appeal. Just make sure that any decorations you use are safe and do not react with dry ice.
- Use Tongs or Scoop: When you need to handle the dry ice within the punch or beverage, always use tongs or a scoop. Do not use your hands.
- Inform Guests: If you're serving dry ice in drinks, inform your guests about its presence and advise them not to touch or ingest it.
- Dispose of Safely: Once the dry ice has completely sublimated, dispose of any remaining residue in a sink with warm water. Do not dispose of dry ice in a trash can, as the gas it emits can cause the trash can to expand or explode.
Always exercise caution and prioritize safety when working with dry ice to ensure a fun and safe experience for everyone involved.
Variations making this Frankenstein Brew.
Instead of Tequilla you add alcohol like gin and vodka.
Midori goes well with orange juice and lemon juice too.
If you want a cloudy brew, you can add coconut cream.
Only drink the cocktail when the dry ice is completely evaporated
Is it possible for me to make bulk quantity of this Frankenstein's Brew cocktail? Offcourse definitely. Only add dry ice when you are ready to serve the cocktail
Looking for other Cocktail recipes like this? Try these:
These are my favorite dishes to serve with:
- 3 oz Tequila
- 3 oz Melon Liqueur by Midori
- 2 oz pineapple juice
- 1 oz lemon juice
- Wet half the rim of coupe glass with lemon wedge or wheel and dip into green salt.
- Combine all ingredients into tin shaker. Add ice, shake vigorously and strain into rimmed coupe glass. Add fresh ice and garnish.
This is Swathi ( Dr. Ambujom Saraswathy Ph.D) from Zesty South Indian Kitchen who loves to explore cuisines from all over the world. Whenever possible I try to to give an Indian touch to several of the world cuisine, and has weakness for freshly baked bread. All the recipes you see here are created by me and approved after taste-test by my family.