#DOTW: Jack O’Lantern

Are we all ready for Halloween? Costumes picked out and purchased? Are you throwing a party,  or attending one and wanting to bring a fun cocktail? Here’s what I found in the Creepy Drink Department: delicious and cognac based, this drink is sure to have everyone ooh-ing and aah-ing. I used stemless wine glasses for these cocktails. When you buy oranges for the decoration, make sure you buy small ones to fit the opening of the glass!



What you’ll need:

  • 1 1/2 oz Hennessy (or quality cognac of your choice)
  • 1/2 oz Grand Marnier
  • 1 oz Ginger Ale
  • 2 oz Orange juice
  • oranges
  • limes

Combine all liquid ingredients and pour over ice. Decorate with a slice of orange, and with a piece of Lime peel to get the pumpkin effect.

Author: Gotham Foodie

Hello there, fellow foodies! My name is Erica, I was born and raised in Germany, and moved to the US, New York City to be exact, in July of 1987. I have worked most of my time here in the Big Apple as a bartender, but my true love is food. I cook just about every day, I search for good food everywhere, and pretty much always find it. I don't consider myself a food critic, I don't have the culinary background for that kind of expertise. I do however know good food, good chefs and good restaurants. I report back about my culinary adventures, and I choose to leave out my unsatisfactory experiences. We have enough negativity in our daily lives, I don't want to add to that. All the recipes in my FROM MY KITCHEN and DOTW blogs are cooked and prepared by me. All pictures are taken by me. I don't always eat everything you see in my pictures, but you bet your buns, I do try everything. Last but not least, you should know that I am a huge Top Chef fan. I have never missed an episode of the Bravo TV show. I have at this point visited almost 20 restaurants run by Top Chef contestants, and I'm continuously impressed by their skill, drive and passion. So I will continue to seek them out, and I hope you join me in my journey!

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