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Ghoulish Gothic Gibsons Eyeball Black Martini Glasses on Halloween

Black martini glasses eyeball Halloween party.


Want your home bar to host a Gothic black tie event for the ghosts and goblins of Halloween? These ghoulish gibsons are pretty gruesome looking martinis and should do a great job grossing out your guests with their gory eyeballs.


A gibson is a martini which substitutes a cocktail onion instead of an olive as the garnish. In this case, two onions per drink. Listed below are dry and extra dry recipes from classic gin & vodka martinis and Thanksgiving martini cocktails with slightly different portion sizes from each other.


Classic Dry Gibson Martini Recipe:

  • 1 2/3 oz  gin
  • 1/3 oz  dry vermouth
  • 2  cocktail onions

Extra Dry Gibson Martini Ingredients:

  • 2 oz  gin
  • 1/4 oz  vermouth
  • 2  cocktail onions

Add the gin and dry vermouth into a mixing glass filled with ice. Stir for 10-15 seconds and strain into a chilled vee shaped black martini glass. Recipe amounts are given for normal drink sizes, however to get the effect you want the liquor just below the rim so the onion eyeballs appear to float. You may need to mix a batch of several drinks so you can fill the glasses to just the right height.


Hollow out a small pocket in each onion and stuff with black olive pieces or caviar to simulate eyeball pupils. Thread them both on a long toothpick or skewer so both eyeballs point in the same direction. Arrange on the bar top so they appear to stare down the party.


You know, Abby Sciuto, the forensic specialist on NCIS would enjoy one of these ghoulish Gothic black martinis as she tries to figure out how special agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs gets those boats out of his basement of his home. May have to invite her over to your Halloween party and have her bring her casket too. Get some black martini glasses for your bar here so you’re ready.



(photo via the now defunct Halloween Madness, post 10957812447)



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