If you’re not going to be pairing wine with your Halloween candy this weekend, you might want to try this cocktail. Prairie Organic Spirits sent me some ideas for Halloween-themed cocktails, and I shook up their simple Ghoulish Glow cocktail made with their vodka. It’s well named. The drink has an orangey-brown drink with almost a black undertone. It's darker than the cocktail pictured above. 

It tastes sweet and tangy. I really enjoyed the freshly squeezed grapefruit in this drink. I don’t usually drink cocktails with grapefruit juice, but this drink has opened me up to trying other cocktails with the fresh squeezed juice.

Ghoulish Glow Cocktail


  • 2 oz vodka
  • ½ oz raspberry liqueur
  • 2 oz fresh (golden) grapefruit juice
  • ¼ oz simple syrup

Shake ingredients over ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a grapefruit twist and a petite strawberry on the rim.

If this cocktail doesn’t appeal to you, check out last week’s orange-hued cocktail, the Blood Orange Mule.

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Robin Shreeves ( @rshreeves ) focuses on food from a family perspective from her home base in New Jersey.

What to drink this weekend: Ghoulish Glow Cocktail
Fresh juice, organic vodka, and raspberry liqueur combine to make an orangey-brownish cocktail with black tinges that looks great for Halloween festivities.