Here’s a great tasting and simple cocktail with a really cool look for Halloween.  It uses Chambord, a raspberry flavored liqueur that happens to be dark red- and yummy.  I like the cocktail on the rocks- the dilution of the drink as the ice melts makes you want more.

Mix:

1/2 ounce Chambord
1 ounce Vodka
1 ounce Cranberry Juice
Fresh Lemon Juice to taste- we kept it light and simple.
Stir with Ice

There are a few ways to ‘play’ with this cocktail to match your own taste.  Add a bit of club soda to make a more refreshing drink; or add some good tonic water to add a bit of depth with the quinine’s bitterness.  Garnish with a blackberry or similar- or muddle some berries to make this even more interesting.  Finally, feel free to add some red dye if you wish.  We find it to be a rather elegant beverage that would go well with a fall day.

The glass in the image is Dolce Vita by Mario Luca Giusti. Made of polycarbonate, it is available at Amusespot.