Halloween is just around the corner. Thanks to seasonal pop-up costume shops and last week’s issue of the Weekly, your makeup and haunted house visits are all set. Now the real question: What will you be drinking?
The key to a successful All Hallows’ Eve of Vegas debauchery is endurance. He who fails to plan, plans to fail. So unless you want to pull a Cinderella, head to Tabu and quench your thirst from dusk till dawn with the Black Magic Martini ($12). This enchantingly simple cocktail designed by head bartender Matt Nichols requires no mixers. Stoli Vanil melts into Patron XO to create a velvety chocolate-coffee medley. Top with a cherry and you’ve got adult cocktail candy—all treat, no trick.
Black Magic Martini
1 ¼ oz. Stoli Vanil vodka
1 ½ oz. Patron XO
1 maraschino cherry (garnish)
dry ice (optional)
Method: Add ingredients to shaker with ice and shake. Strain into cocktail glass and garnish with a cherry. To create boiling effect, add dry ice according to package directions.