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Drink of the Day: Black Widow - Shaun the Bartender : Shaun the Bartender

Drink of the Day: Black Widow

October 21, 2015 | By |

To keep with our promise of giving you some Halloween party ideas, here is one I am sure will become the talk of the gathering.

Another enticing concoction from my colleague, Crissa Vallen, the name of the drink says it all.  A fruity blend of grape, raspberry and cranberry, this cocktail will go down scary smooth.  But, don’t let that fool you to believe that this is a weak drink.  In fact, because of the way it tastes, one must be sure to take their time and not guzzle it.


We are just over a week away from All Hallow’s Eve.  You will have more than enough arsenal to choose from to add to your drink list when everything is said and done.  If you want to taste this before you decide what you want to have for your own party, you can always come and visit us at Twiisted Sushi Bar and Grill in Medina, where we are serving up all of this week’s Drinks of the Day the whole month of October.

Have a scary good day, my friends!  Cheers!


Black WidowBlack Widow

1 oz. Raspberry Vodka

1 oz. Blue Curacao

1 oz. Grape Liqueur

Splash of Cranberry Juice

Splash of Sour

Black and Red colored sugar for the rim

Maraschino Cherry Garnish


Method:  Wet the rim of the finish glass, a nicely chilled cocktail glass, in water and dip it into a saucer with the colored sugar.  Set it off to the side.  Combine all liquors and juices into a mixing glass with ice.  Cap with a tin and shake well.  Strain into the sugar-rimmed cocktail glass.  Add the maraschino cherry for garnish.


This Day in History:

1797 – The US Navy frigate Constitution, known best as “Old Ironsides” was launched in Boston Harbor.

1837 – Seminole tribe chief Osceola was captured as he carried the white flag to signify truce during the second Seminole War.

1879 – Thomas Edison invented the first workable incandescent light bulb.

1959 – The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum of modern and contemporary art, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, opened to the public in New York City.


Notable Birthday:

Swedish chemist and inventor, Alfred Nobel, was born on this date in 1833.  Nobel is best known for the trust fund that he left for awards given to people in physics, chemistry, medicine, and literature, and peace, every year.

Notable Quote:

“Contentment is the only real wealth.”  –  Alfred Nobel



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