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Smoke 'Em If You Got 'Em: Try This Dry Ice and Bourbon Cocktail for Halloween

Nothing puts the "boo!" in booze like a dry ice cocktail. Equal parts spooky and smokey, this easy recipe from the boys at Drinks Made Easy takes all of our favorite things: bright citrus flavor, Mountain Dew, bourbon, and a hint of homemade grenadine to soften the bite from whiskey. It's the perfect creative concoction for any Halloween get together, but just remember: this drink is served best when served safely, so be sure to follow the instructions below. 

Smoking Skulls Cocktail

INGREDIENTS:
  • 1 ounce bourbon
  • ½ ounce lime juice
  • ¼ ounce homemade grenadine
  • Splash Mountain Dew
  • Dry ice chips, for presentation
  • NOTE: Always observe dry ice safety measures. Never touch dry ice with bare skin and do not swallow. 
DIRECTIONS:
  • Make Homemade Grenadine: In a Mason jar, combine equal parts sugar and pomegranate juice. Seal and shake well.
  • Pour bourbon, lime juice, and grenadine into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well, and strain into a glass.
  • Drop dry ice chips into the glass and top with a float of Mountain Dew. Do not swallow the dry ice chips. Wait until the dry ice has smoked out and evaporated entirely before consuming the drink. 
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