Sunday, Bloody Sunday
Halloween Drink #1 of 2…
Halloween falls on a Sunday this year, hence the name for this drink. This one is my own creation, using my newest find: black vodka!
I may be all very “2000 and late,” as Fergie would sing, but Blavod black vodka was a revelation to me. I didn’t know such a thing existed. Perfect for Halloween, it added enough darkness to this drink to get it close to that blood red quality I was looking for. By the way, I created the Bloody Sunday for a friend’s party, so the store-bought sparkling pomegranate juice made for easy mixin’.
Bloody Sunday punch — serves 1616 oz Blavod black vodka 8 oz limon rum 8 oz Velvet Falernum 25 oz Trader Joe’s Sparkling Pomegranate beverage 2 oz 1 ½ oz absinthe
Stirring gently, mix all ingredients together in a pitcher or punch bowl. Serve with crushed ice. Note this recipe change: When scaling this recipe I used 2 oz of absinthe, but after playing with it a bit, I recommend starting with only 1 ½ oz, stir, taste and add more if desired.
Blavod (aside: What a lame name. Oh, and it comes in its own wet suit. Huh?) is vodka tinted by the bark of black catechu, which is used for a variety of medicinal and commercial purposes, including as dye. The black catechu doesn’t add much flavor, so it can work in any vodka drink.
As a responsible blogger, I tested the Blavod and can assure you that, a) it will not discolor your teeth while drinking, like black food coloring certainly would, and b) if a sloppy guest spills some on your cream carpet or sexy nurse’s costume, the vodka won’t leave a stain. Whew.