Svengoolie Gimlet: A BOO-tiful Halloween cocktail

Posted on Friday, 10/26/2018

A classic deserves a classic, a cocktail that could double as B Movie blood. It’s Boo-tiful and frighteningly full of flavor.

Svengoolie Gimlet

Tools: Shaker, Strainer
Glassware: Coupe

  • 1.5 oz CH Vodka
  • .75 oz Pomegranate Juice
  • .75 oz Simple Syrup
  • .25 oz Fresh Lime Juice

Combine CH Vodka, Lime Juice, Simple Syrup, and Pomegranate Juice, over ice in a shaker

Shake and strain into coupe glass

Build your Bar Knowledge: Simple syrup goes by a simple ratio: 1 part sugar to 1 part water.  Generally warm to hot water is used to speed up the process.  Simple can be stored in a tight lidded container in your refrigerator for a month.

Hack: Fresh is best, sometimes the preservatives in commercial lime juices throws off the taste of the cocktail.  The average lime produces 1 oz of fresh juice, so a little prep can go a long way.

Pitcher Portion

  • 7.5oz CH Vodka
  • 3.75oz Pomegranate Juice
  • 3.75oz Simple Syrup
  • 1.25oz Fresh Lime Juice
  • (Serves 5)

Combine CH Vodka, Lime Juice, Pomegranate Juice, and Simple Syrup, in a pitcher full of ice

Stir and serve

Build Your Bar Knowledge: Keep your coupes and martini glasses frosted, store them in your fridge or freezer for at least an hour before serving.  Because these cocktails don’t have ice, this will help them keep their cool a little longer.

If there’s no room in the freezer, add ice and water to the glass before you make your drink and let them cool everything down.  Discard the ice and water before pouring in the drink and enjoy.