Happy last Saturday before Halloween!!  Today our oldest had a baseball tournament (big surprise, right?) about an hour from our house.  His games were at 9 & 4 and the older team needed a couple more players, so him and one of his friends (another team mate of his) filled in for their 2 games as well.  Yep, you did the math right, four games in one day......oh boy.  I took the three younger kids to our cities Halloween festival and parade today and it was surprisingly REALLY hot there....yup and it's October.  We have seemed to have had our summers later in the year for the past few years here.  I remember it being really warm for trick or treating last year.

It's been a long, hot day so I thought I would find and make a Halloween-y cocktail to enjoy.  I had actually found tonight's cocktail a while ago and had been looking forward to making it.  Pillsbury's site is where I found this cocktail.  For me, there's toooo much hazelnut liqueur in this cocktail.  Definitely too much.  If that liqueur was toned down a bit (or more) then this cocktail might have some good potential.  If you are someone who loves hazelnut liqueur, then you may want to give this cocktail a try.

Now onto a serious matter..........order pizza or go out to dinner?

Here is the recipe for a Ghostini:

  • 1 1/2 ounces vanilla vodka
  • 1 1/2 ounces whipping cream
  • 3/4 ounce hazelnut liqueur
  • 3/4 ounce white chocolate liqueur
In a shaker, add ice and all of the ingredients above.  Shake and strain into a chilled martini glass.

Here is a photo of the end result:


Here is a photo of the ingredients:


Here's to it being Saturday!  Enjoy the rest of your weekend!


The Cocktail Lady
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