An easy three-ingredient Haunted Mansion cocktail with spooky smoke
I am so proud of this cocktail. I wanted a bright green drink for Disney Dinners: Haunted Mansion and was thrilled to discover how easy and delicious the simple combo of pineapple, Midori, and elderflower liquor is. I had St. Germain leftover from my Midsummer Night’s Dream party and Midori leftover from recipe testing last spring before going in another direction. Well, it’s Midori’s time to shine!
If you’ve never had Midori before, it’s a Japanese melon liquor that’s a shocking shade of green. I have a love-hate relationship with pineapple juice in cocktails and punch because it’s so sweet but the Midori really mellows it out. This drink tastes quite complex, especially considering it’s only three ingredients! The St. Germain makes it taste so fancy and really helps to balance the drink and keep it from being too fruity.
Now, the smoking. The smoking! I’ve always wanted to use dry ice in drinks but I’ve been too afraid. Not anymore! I’ve compiled everything I learned this fall about dry ice into this article for you: How to Safely Use Dry Ice in Drinks. This is a real game-changer. Could this drink look any cooler? My Haunted Mansion party guests had a blast photographing this highly Instagrammable cocktail.
3 oz pineapple juice
3 oz Midori liquor
1/4 oz (equivalent to 1/2 Tbsp) St. Germain elderflower liquor
1 chunk dry ice
- Fill a low ball glass (or juice glass) 2/3 full with ice. Add pineapple juice, Midori, and St. Germain liquor. Stir with a spoon.
- Set bag of dry ice on a large towel. Tear bag open slightly. Wrap towel around dry ice and bash with a hammer. Unwrap and use tongs to place a chunk of dry ice in each cocktail. The drink will immediately start smoking. The smoke will last for approximately five-ten minutes.
Read more about the safe handling of dry ice here.
Read more about my Haunted Mansion dinner party here. Watch The Rose Table Disney Dinners Haunted Mansion:
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