Thursday, September 22, 2016

Mix It - Swirly Test Tube Shots

I hope you all are ready for some Halloween fun, because I have several ideas in the works and can't wait to share them with you! Technically I started the Halloween madness yesterday with my DIY La Croix costume, but I am really excited about today's swirly test tube shots. If you have been reading along for a while you may know that I used to be a Chemical Engineer and that I LOVE science as much as I love crafting. These test tube shots let me have a little bit of science and a little bit of crafting and were so much fun to make!

How to make swirling iridescent liquor for Halloween cocktails - cocktail recipe - test tube shots for Halloween party - Halloween party cocktail ideas and recipes - Halloween food recipes - Midori Melon - Luster dust - Dry ice cocktails

How to make swirling iridescent liquor for Halloween cocktails - cocktail recipe - test tube shots for Halloween party - Halloween party cocktail ideas and recipes - Halloween food recipes - Midori Melon - Luster dust - Dry ice cocktails

How to make swirling iridescent liquor for Halloween cocktails - cocktail recipe - test tube shots for Halloween party - Halloween party cocktail ideas and recipes - Halloween food recipes - Midori Melon - Luster dust - Dry ice cocktails

Aren't these just the best Halloween shots ever?! Perfect for a spooky laboratory party!

Now I am sure you already know that dry ice was used to create the smoking effect in these shots (how amazing is that stuff by the way!), but can you guess what the other secret ingredient is? It's what is responsible for that oh so amazing swirly iridescence. Anyone? No, well, it's edible luster dust used for decorating sugar flowers!

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See it there? Just a pinch of this luster dust turns plain liquor iridescent.

How to make swirling iridescent liquor for Halloween cocktails - cocktail recipe - test tube shots for Halloween party - Halloween party cocktail ideas and recipes - Halloween food recipes - Midori Melon - Luster dust - Dry ice cocktails

How to make swirling iridescent liquor for Halloween cocktails - cocktail recipe - test tube shots for Halloween party - Halloween party cocktail ideas and recipes - Halloween food recipes - Midori Melon - Luster dust - Dry ice cocktails
 
How to make swirling iridescent liquor for Halloween cocktails - cocktail recipe - test tube shots for Halloween party - Halloween party cocktail ideas and recipes - Halloween food recipes - Midori Melon - Luster dust - Dry ice cocktails

Just look at that shimmery swirly liquid! Completely edible and completely amazing!

So now that you know the secret, let's talk shot shall we?

For these swirly smoking green shots you will need green melon liqueur, a splash of lemonade, a pinch of pearl luster dust, and dry ice.  Mix all the ingredients in a fun beaker like this one I found at the Target dollar spot, and pour into plastic test tubes. Be sure to add another small piece of dry ice to each test tube as you serve them for a fun effect your party guests will love! You can even use this tutorial here to build this handy test tube stand I used, and have the shots out for anyone to grab and drink (well, not everyone, these shots are for adults only!).

How to make swirling iridescent liquor for Halloween cocktails - cocktail recipe - test tube shots for Halloween party - Halloween party cocktail ideas and recipes - Halloween food recipes - Midori Melon - Luster dust - Dry ice cocktails

How to make swirling iridescent liquor for Halloween cocktails - cocktail recipe - test tube shots for Halloween party - Halloween party cocktail ideas and recipes - Halloween food recipes - Midori Melon - Luster dust - Dry ice cocktails

I seriously can not wait to bust these out at my next Halloween party! But if you aren't heading to any Halloween shindigs this year, there is no need to fret, you can use the luster dust in any liquor to turn it into a swirling fun time. They also sell colored luster dust that can be used with clear alcohol to turn it both colorful and iridescent. Just see how pretty a little sheen looks in this dragon fruit martini.

How to make swirling iridescent liquor for Halloween cocktails - cocktail recipe - test tube shots for Halloween party - Halloween party cocktail ideas and recipes - Halloween food recipes - Midori Melon - Luster dust - Dry ice cocktails

Now that you have the secret, go out and create swirly cocktails to impress and amaze your friends!

How to make swirling iridescent liquor for Halloween cocktails - cocktail recipe - test tube shots for Halloween party - Halloween party cocktail ideas and recipes - Halloween food recipes - Midori Melon - Luster dust - Dry ice cocktails


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