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Ghost Busted Cocktail

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Ghost Busted Cocktail
Courtesy of McCormick

Serve up this ghostly cocktail at your next Halloween party. Rimming the beverage glass with black-tinted sugar makes it particularly ghoulish.

Recipe courtesy of McCormick

Ready in
10 m
10 m
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To make simple syrup: Microwave 1/2 cup each sugar and water in microwavable measuring cup 1 minute. Stir to dissolve sugar. Cool before using. Makes enough syrup to prepare 6 cocktails.


For the Rimming Sugar

  • 1/4 Cup sugar
  • 1/4 Teaspoon McCormick® All Natural Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 10 drops McCormick® Black Food Color

For the Marshmallow Eyeballs

  • 1 large marshmallow
  • 2 drops McCormick® Black Food Color

For the Cocktail

  • 1/2 Cup heavy cream
  • 2 Tablespoons simple syrup
  • 1 Ounce vodka
  • 1 Teaspoon McCormick® All Natural Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 Cup cold club soda


For the Rimming Sugar

Mix sugar and vanilla on a small plate.

Add food color; mix until sugar is evenly tinted.

Wet rim of beverage glass with water.

Dip rim of glass into black sugar to lightly coat.

For the Marshmallow Eyeballs

Cut marshmallow crosswise in half.

Place 1 drop food color in center of cut-side of each marshmallow half.

For the Cocktail

Fill cocktail shaker two-thirds full with ice.

Add cream, simple syrup, vodka and vanilla; shake until well mixed and chilled.

Strain into rimmed beverage glass.

Top with club soda.

Garnish with Marshmallow Eyeballs.

Serve immediately.