spooky drinks

Your Halloween cocktail glows in the dark and you probably don’t even know it. If your mixed drink of choice includes tonic water (or diet tonic water), turn off all the lights, flip on that black light you saved from high school and watch your drink GLOW. Creepy, huh? Tonic water contains quinine (it says so right on the front of the bottle) which naturally glows under a black light. We mixed up a classic Gin and Tonic and a Saint Charles cocktail (from the first issue). The Saint Charles uses red peychaud bitters which gives the drink an eerie crimson glow.

Classic Gin & Tonic
tonic water

1. Mix one part gin to two parts tonic water.
2. Garnish with lime wedge. Yes, it’s that easy!

Saint Charles
2 ounces gin
5 ounces tonic water
4 healthy dashes Peychaud’s bitters lime wedge
juice of one lime lime peel (removed with a vegetable peeler)

1. Place the lime peel in a highball glass and add the gin.
2. Muddle the lime peel gently, to help press out some of the lime oil. If you’re patient, let it sit for a few minutes.
3. Fill the glass almost to the top with ice cubes.
4. Add the lime juice. Fill with the tonic water, then add the bitters.
5. Rub the lime wedge around the rim of the glass, then add it as a garnish.

Download our Saint Charles recipe.