Drink DuJour: Smoke, Mirrors, and Colors 

by Kasey Caminiti | October 30, 2020 4:00 pm

Halloween might look a little different this year without a slew of parties to dress up for but you can still celebrate the spooky season with a cool cocktail in-hand. Whether you are hosting an intimate costume party (masks encouraged) or enjoying dinner and drinks with a few friends, we have a cocktail recipe that will fit the mood. The Smoke, Mirrors, and Colors cocktail features Crystal Head Aurora[1], an additive-free vodka with packaging inspired by the Aurora Borealis, commonly known as the psychedelic-looking Northern Lights. Crystal Head Vodka[2] was founded by actor and comedian Dan Aykroyd and artist John Alexander and the bottle alone makes it a must-have for Halloween. The skull-shaped vessel is ideal to keep on your bar cart as added decor, and really comes alive in a drink.

The Smoke, Mirrors, and Colors cocktail includes dry vermouth, mezcal, and Crystal Head Aurora. While alone, these three ingredients will create a tasty and simple cocktail to sip on this Halloween weekend, but we suggest adding a touch of dry ice for dramatic effect. See below for the  complete recipe.

Smoke, Mirrors, and Colors with Crystal Head Aurora by Dan Aykroyd

Smoke, Mirrors, and Colors with Crystal Head Aurora

Smoke, Mirrors, and Colors:

1.5 ounces of Crystal Head Aurora
1 ounce of dry vermouth
½ ounce of mezcal

Preparation: Add all ingredients to mixing glass; stir. Strain into a coupe glass.

*This cocktail has dry ice: use with caution and do not ingest.

Endnotes:
  1. Crystal Head Aurora: https://www.crystalheadvodka.com/aurora
  2. Crystal Head Vodka: https://www.crystalheadvodka.com/home

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