Party season means cocktails-a-plenty (for grown-ups at least). This year we thought we’d put together a recipe for our famous Eyeball Socket Bellini teamed with our favourite prosecco by Bottega Gold. We’re so excited to be collaborating with them for the holiday season. We’re not big drinkers, but Bottega Gold is fruity, fresh and fabulous! Perfect for a fun Halloween cocktail recipe!
Anyway this drink ended up being a little fail/win situation when we first ever created it. The raspberries were supposed to float on top with the juice dripping down inside the prosecco to look like blood. Instead they were too pulp-like (not enough juice), BUT looked utterly gruesome! We improvised with a few eyeball candies and they looked like mushy eye sockets. Perfect! Every Halloween we re-create this terror-ific drink and it never fails to impress… or scare.
Halloween cocktail recipe with Bottega Gold prosecco!
Ingredients and tools needed…
(makes approx. 4 drinks)
- Bottega Gold prosecco – 1 x 75cl bottle
- Fancy champagne coupe glasses
- Jelly eyeball candies – 4
- Mashed raspberries (do this via a fork not a food processor or blender) – 300g
- Clementine juice – 1/2 litre
- Crushed ice – approx 4 to 8 handfuls
Add a large handful of crushed ice per glass. It’s hard to really provide a recipe for a drink as it does depend on what glassware is being used. Our champagne coupes are fairly large so we added nearly 2 handfuls of crush ice per glass. Just keep in mind sizing and if it looks like it needs more or less just adjust it!
Now add in your Bottega Gold prosecco to each glass. Make sure they’re around 2/3 full!
Note: If you’re not a drinker or you want to make this kid-friendly then add ice cold lemonade or limeade instead!
Now pour in a little clementine juice. The amount depends on how much fruity flavour you’d like. As a guide we’d say around 80ml per glass, which is what we added.
Now add around 3-4 tablespoons of your mashed up raspberries to the centre of each glass.
Note: The reason these need to be mashed via hand using a fork or even potato masher is because blending or using a food processor will make them more watery. Then they’ll mix in with the drink and have less of a pulverised flesh look.
Now add your jelly eyeball into the centre of your drink!
Note: Jelly candy is the best type to use as it will resist disintegrating into the drink. Keep this in mind when candy shopping! You can add some extra gore with jelly worms too.
Now you’re ready to enjoy a terror-ific Halloween! The spooky cocktails are perfect for any gruesome party. Remember you can swap the prosecco for lemonade or limeade for a non-alcoholic version. Cherryade would even be a cool and bloody idea too. Another great idea would be to add strawberry laces tangled up on top before adding the eyeballs. They’d look like veins!
Happy Halloween everyone! Remember kids… drink sensibly and have fun!