design babylon dances with the green fairy {that's absinthe, don't ya know?}

I love Halloween -- who doesn't love the chance to dress up and "be" someone else for the night?  However, I am NOT a fan of blood and guts and scaring the beejeezus out of myself.  I am attending a party at a downtown loft and the hosts request that guests bring a bottle or an app.  As I always strive to be the best guest {or host} possible, I immediately hit the internet to find a totally unique and fun cocktail to bring.  Why bring a bottle when you can bring a cocktail, n'est ce pas?

After seeing more than one recipe for "bloody eyeball punch" or "vampire-tinis," I decided to be a bit more creative and unexpected.  Did you know that Absinthe is legal again in the US?  Neither did I until I did some digging.  I also found this fab video that tells the story of Absinthe interspersed with historical images and artwork related to the Fée Verte:





Lucid Absinthe has a great website that includes an amazing selection of cocktails, new and old, that are said to release the muse in you.  I have decided to go with the Lucid Cooler, but as it is Halloween, I think I'm going to call it the Green Goblin.....

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Lucid Cooler {aka Green Goblin}

2 oz Lucid Absinthe

1 oz St Germain Liqueur

1 oz Simple Syrup

1 oz Fresh Lime Juice

1 oz Ginger Ale

4 Fresh Basil Leaves

5 Fresh Grapes

Muddle the basil leaves with simple syrup

Add ice, absinthe, St. Germain, fresh lime, ginger ale

Garnish with 5 grapes

Have a fabulous Halloween kiddies, hope it's full of more treats than tricks {or tricks than treats, whatever your preference}!