The Halloween Hpnotist

Halloween Hpnotist Cocktail

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Prep: 3 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 3 mins
Serving: 1 serving
Yield: 1 cocktail
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
301 Calories
0g Fat
33g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 301
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 9mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 27g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 2mg 11%
Calcium 2mg 0%
Iron 0mg 0%
Potassium 38mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

The Halloween Hpnotist is a great drink with a spooky, yet beautiful, look that features a blue fruit liqueur. The drink itself is quite simple—Hpnotiq, vodka, and lemon juice—creating a stunning blue martini that's absolutely delicious. However, it's the unique "garnish" that really sets this one apart.

It's simple: Find a bunch of three- or four-inch glow sticks (blue or green are best), crack them after you pour the drink and lay them inside the glass. The effect is dramatic and perfect for any ​Halloween party.


Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Halloween Hpnotist Cocktail
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  2. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, pour the vodka, Hpnotiq, and lemon juice.

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  3. Shake well and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

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  4. Garnish with a lit glowstick.

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  5. Serve and enjoy.

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  • Be sure to rinse the glow sticks very well under water to remove any debris. Also, check them for leaks as the fluids inside are toxic.
  • This is a martini and there isn't much to disguise a poor vodka, so a quality vodka is going to make a better drink. Choose a mid-range to top-shelf brand that you enjoy drinking on its own or in similar cocktails.
  • Fresh lemon juice will give this drink a nice kick of flavor. For a "splash," you can simply squeeze the juice from a single lemon wedge into the shaker.

Recipe Variations

  • Mix up an entire pitcher at once to make party service quick and easy. You can combine the three ingredients ahead of time, store it in the refrigerator and it will be ready to pour and serve. Fill the pitcher with at least one-third with ice first to ensure you get proper dilution, then add 2 parts Hpnotiq and 1 part vodka. Stir well and add the lemon juice to taste (possibly an entire lemon).
  • Lighten the drink up and serve a tall refreshing drink rather than a martini. Simply strain the drink into an ice-filled old-fashioned or highball glass and top it off with a light soda or sparkling wine. Adding the glow stick ensures it has that spooktacular feel, but you get a taller and less potent drink to enjoy.

How Strong Is a Halloween Hpnotist?

Beautiful vodka martinis like this are usually deceiving. They look fabulous and offer a sweet, fruity taste, but packed inside is a lot of alcohol. This one is no exception, though it's a little lighter than most because Hpnotiq (34 proof) overpowers the typically 80 proof vodka. Yet, it still shakes up to 20 percent ABV (40 proof), or half the strength of drinking the vodka on its own.