Weeknight Halloween in 2 Easy Steps
Any reason at all to celebrate anything at all is a win in my book. Halloween is right at the top of that list because it can be SO QUIRKY! And quirky is the best way to celebrate anything. I put together a quirky little Halloween that is so simple you can pull it off with almost no lead time. Especially those rats! Keep scrolling for a cocktail that does have to sit overnight (jell-o) but is ridiculously good (stick to one of those!) and a step-by-step of the rats that are really easy and really fun.
Here's why this is the coolest cocktail; the jell-o shot melts as it sits in the martini delivering, not only a 1-2 punch, but also a spooky 'bleeding' effect. You can always skip the martini part and just serve jell-o shots (yum). I make loads of jell-o shots so take my advice:
1. Do not use cheap vodka. You will notice. Everyone will notice. If the bottle is on the bottom shelf, then leave it there.
2. Let sit overnight. Do not rush these. It won't set up as well and they get sloppy and weird.
3. Don't try to add more vodka. There's plenty. Remember this is still science and you need the right balance for these to set up.
You know that when you've totally creeped out a three year old that you've done your job. And when you can do it for about $5 at the dollar store - BAM! You feel like a freaking genius. The trick with these rats is to cut all the way through so the candle can touch the table. When it does that, it gives it a more stable resting place than if it is attempting to balance somewhere inside the plastic rat.
I hope you have a fabulous Halloween! Let me know how you're celebrating and follow me on Instagram for all of the goods I'm serving up this year!