Spooky Citrus Margarita

Spooky Citrus Margarita

October 18, 2014

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Spooky Citrus Margarita

I’m pretty much the Halloween Scrooge. Don’t get me wrong, if the Ghost of Halloween Past came to visit me, it would be perfectly fine. There’d be lots of visions of me dressed up as a farmer, a ghost, and a creepy magician (okayyy, so maybe it wouldn’t be fine) and I’d be happy and carefree trick-or-treating for hours. The Ghost of Halloween Yet to Come would probably be OK, too, considering when I have kids some day, I’ll probably enjoy the holiday again (my nephews have the cutesssst Halloween costumes). But the Ghost of Halloween Present would be like really, really rude to me. It would probably be dragging chains around and would totally make me cry.

I’m just not a fan of the holiday at this point in my life. Adults running around in costumes totally creep me out and I refuse to apologize for that. BUT, I don’t hate everything about Halloween… After all, candy!! In Scrooge terms, candy is like my money. With Halloween also comes a whole lot of fun baking and creating in the kitchen and I do love all of the adorable ghost-shaped treats and candy corn concoctions.

The Halloween section of Wilton’s website actually makes me reallyyy happy because there are so many fun and adorable baking supplies. As part of my partnership with them, they sent me some goodies to play with. I have to admit I was most excited for this bone mold for ice cubes, cookies, etc. It immediately made me want to whip up a Halloween cocktail!

Kiwi Bone Ice Cube Mold

Spooky Citrus Margarita (serves 2):
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  • 1 kiwi, peeled and diced
  • Colored sugar for glass rims
  • 4 oz freshly squeezed orange juice from about 2 whole oranges
  • 3 oz. tequila
  • 2 oz. cointreau (you could also  use triple sec)
  • Soda water

I put my diced kiwi into the bone mold and filled them with water.

Kiwi Bone Ice Cubes 2

And froze…

Kiwi Bone Ice Cubes

Voila! Kiwi ice cubes shaped like little bones. Kind of adorable, right? I mean, scary. Totally scary.

Kiwi Ice Cubes

Squeeze the oranges. Obviously, you can use store-bought orange juice here; just think freshly squeezed is so much more delicious. And easy.

Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice

You must rim your glass in Halloween-like colors, like orange, black, or green. Wilton has tons of colored sugars. My sugar/salt/spice rim tip is to brush a little simple syrup on the lip of the glass (tip: always keep a jar of simple sugar in your fridge for emergencies!) for easy sticking.

Sugar Rim

In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add orange juice, tequila, and cointreau and shake it up.

Divide the drink between two glasses filled with the kiwi bone ice and then top with sparkling water.

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Wilton also sent me some Halloween-style umbrellas that obviously had to go in a cocktail. Boo!

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OK, I’ve changed my mind. There are two things I like about Halloween now…. candy and cocktails. I guess I will celebrate if it means I can have both.

Spooky Citrus Margarita 3

The ice cubes weren’t too easy to distinguish in the drink, but I still loved the look. Plus, they melted and the kiwi was added to the drink.

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I can get behind a margarita anytime, but I especially loved the full citrus flavor of this one. It’s basically drinking a mimosa that has a kick way more fun than champagne. Can’t argue with that!

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The weather in the Boston-area has been so glorious this week, I’m obsessed with it. It’s been in the high 60s/low 70s, but the leaves are all changing colors and looking so beautiful. It’s basically the most perfect New England season ever and has me so happy I live in the suburbs with a little yard and trees (but, please don’t tell me I have to rake).

I can’t be the only Halloween Scrooge around, right??

[Sues]

Full disclosure: Wilton provided me with some of the products I used in this post, but as always, all opinions are my own!

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19 Responses to "Spooky Citrus Margarita"

  1. Chris says:

    I could use one of these right about now.

  2. renee says:

    That looks amazing! I love every aspect. Cheers!

  3. Joanne says:

    I’m really not that into Halloween either…but I COULD get into some halloween-themed cocktails! I mean, that’s the best way to celebrate, right?

  4. This is such a fun drink, Sue! I absolutely love your creativity! And I’ve got to find those bone molds…adorable!

  5. Rachel says:

    kiwi bone ice cubes!!! how cute AND practical 😉 i also am not so into halloween. my husband LOVES it and likes to go all out with costumes. our building has a grown-ups party so we will dress up and go to that. i’m most excited for it now that i have a child because i am DIY’ing her costume and can’t wait to take her trick or treating for the first time 😉

  6. Odetta says:

    How cute! I’m impartial toward Halloween but could get into for it cocktails!

  7. Is it 5 o’clock yet? I’m loving these spooky margaritas. Those ice cubes are so fun too!

  8. Meghan says:

    These look yummy! I loved Halloween in our old neighborhood because lots of neighbors would hang out outside with cocktails. 🙂

  9. We don’t do Halloween here at all! I love the ice cubes 🙂

  10. that is the cutest and best looking margarita ever.

  11. Pam says:

    It looks refreshing and delicious!

  12. Bridget says:

    No. You are not the only Halloween scrooge! Looking forward to trying one of these margaritas — I’ve got oranges in the kitchen just begging to be mixed with tequila!

  13. What an awesome idea!

  14. Love those ice cubes!! Cutest spooky drink ever!

  15. Mary Frances says:

    This is adorable, your presentation is perfect!

  16. Daisy says:

    love the little spooky umbrellas.

    you are right, this fall season really has been beautiful.

  17. Juliana says:

    So cute the kiwi bone ice cubes…not really cube, bone…anyway, this is a sure great way to celebrate Halloween…I rather have this drink than candies.
    Have a great week Sue 🙂

  18. I kind of love that bone mold! And that you didn’t make cookies…you did a cocktail! Love this!

  19. Victoria says:

    OMG I LOVE those kiwi bone-shaped ice cubes. What a playful (and edible) accessory for these delicious drinks!

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